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Although released in Jan 1921 this film was copyrighted in 1920. The pre-release title was The Fighting Schoolmaster ... More Less

Although released in Jan 1921 this film was copyrighted in 1920. The pre-release title was The Fighting Schoolmaster . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 Dec 20
p. 285.
MPN
4 Dec 20
p. 4279.
MPN
25 Dec 20
p. 267.
MPW
5 Jun 20
p. 4685.
NYDM
18 Dec 20
p. 1170.
Wid's
26 Dec 20
p. 33.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
^IThe Fighting Schoolmaster^R
Release Date:
9 January 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 December 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15903
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Disgusted with farm life, Bill Hawes, a young farmer, journeys to a small North Carolina community to teach school. There he stays at the Jucklin family home where he falls in love with daughter Guinea Jucklin. Bill is saddened to discover that her hand is promised to Chyd Lunsford, the son of wealthy planter General Lundsford, who has defrayed the expenses of the girl's education so that she will be socially suitable to wed his son. Bill also becomes friends with young Alf Jucklin who loves the planter's daughter Millie, although she is also already pledged to a wealthy suitor named Dan Stuart. When Dan is found dead, Alf is arrested for the crime, but Bill refuses to accept his friend's guilt. His perseverance results in the exhumation of Dan's body, which proves that he died from a heart attack rather than murder. Meanwhile, General Lundsford is so impressed with the loyalty and bravery exhibited by Bill and the Jucklins that he frees Guinea and Millie from their marital obligations, thus permitting love to chart their ... +


Disgusted with farm life, Bill Hawes, a young farmer, journeys to a small North Carolina community to teach school. There he stays at the Jucklin family home where he falls in love with daughter Guinea Jucklin. Bill is saddened to discover that her hand is promised to Chyd Lunsford, the son of wealthy planter General Lundsford, who has defrayed the expenses of the girl's education so that she will be socially suitable to wed his son. Bill also becomes friends with young Alf Jucklin who loves the planter's daughter Millie, although she is also already pledged to a wealthy suitor named Dan Stuart. When Dan is found dead, Alf is arrested for the crime, but Bill refuses to accept his friend's guilt. His perseverance results in the exhumation of Dan's body, which proves that he died from a heart attack rather than murder. Meanwhile, General Lundsford is so impressed with the loyalty and bravery exhibited by Bill and the Jucklins that he frees Guinea and Millie from their marital obligations, thus permitting love to chart their destinies. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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