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This film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 2 Nov ... More Less

This film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 2 Nov 1914. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
28 Nov 14
p. 730.
Motog
26 Dec 14
p. 915.
MPN
9 Jan 15
p. 62.
NYDM
11 Nov 14
p. 32.
Variety
7 Nov 14
p. 23.
VLP
1 Dec 14
p. 32.
DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1914
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
14 December 1914
Copyright Number:
LP21807
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Olaf Tryggvesson, a ten-year-old immigrant orphan, is sent West from New York on a train transporting a party of waifs. When the train stops, Olaf leaves and is befriended by an Indian who takes the child to his camp. Later, Dead Shot Jackson kills the Indian and his wife over a disputed card game. During the fray, Jackson's partner is also killed and Blue Wing, an Indian boy, is knocked unconscious. Unaware that Olaf has witnessed the murder, Jackson accuses Blue Wing of the crime, but Olaf exonerates him and Jackson flees. Olaf is then befriended by Parson Bill and by the Morrison family, the founders of the Canyon Creek Sunday School. Jackson takes a shot at the Parson during services one Sunday, but Olaf blocks the bullet. Jackson is apprehended and sentenced to hang, but the wounded Olaf convinces the townspeople to spare his life. Finally, Parson Bill and Mary Morrison wed and their child becomes Olaf's ... +


Olaf Tryggvesson, a ten-year-old immigrant orphan, is sent West from New York on a train transporting a party of waifs. When the train stops, Olaf leaves and is befriended by an Indian who takes the child to his camp. Later, Dead Shot Jackson kills the Indian and his wife over a disputed card game. During the fray, Jackson's partner is also killed and Blue Wing, an Indian boy, is knocked unconscious. Unaware that Olaf has witnessed the murder, Jackson accuses Blue Wing of the crime, but Olaf exonerates him and Jackson flees. Olaf is then befriended by Parson Bill and by the Morrison family, the founders of the Canyon Creek Sunday School. Jackson takes a shot at the Parson during services one Sunday, but Olaf blocks the bullet. Jackson is apprehended and sentenced to hang, but the wounded Olaf convinces the townspeople to spare his life. Finally, Parson Bill and Mary Morrison wed and their child becomes Olaf's companion. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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