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Edgar Selwyn also appeared as Pierre in various stage productions of his play. One pre-production news item indicates that Selwyn also may have directed the film, although this fact is not confirmed. The source material was the basis for three other films: the 1918 film Heart of the Wilds (see above); the 1922 Famous Players-Lasky production, Over the Border , starring Betty Compson and directed by Penrhyn Stanlaws (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4090) and the 1942 M-G-M production Pierre of the Plains , starring Ruth Hussey and John Carroll and directed by George B. ... More Less

Edgar Selwyn also appeared as Pierre in various stage productions of his play. One pre-production news item indicates that Selwyn also may have directed the film, although this fact is not confirmed. The source material was the basis for three other films: the 1918 film Heart of the Wilds (see above); the 1922 Famous Players-Lasky production, Over the Border , starring Betty Compson and directed by Penrhyn Stanlaws (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4090) and the 1942 M-G-M production Pierre of the Plains , starring Ruth Hussey and John Carroll and directed by George B. Seitz. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Dec 13
p. 22.
Motog
2 May 14
p. 298.
MPW
2 May 14
p. 647.
NYDM
31 Dec 13
p. 28.
NYDM
22 Apr 14
p. 34.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
WRITER
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment composed by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Pierre of the Plains by Edgar Selwyn (New York, 12 Oct 1908) and the novel Pierre and His People by Gilbert Parker (London, 1892).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 April 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the Canadian Northwest, Jen Galbraith, an innkeeper's daughter, is courted by Sergeant Tom Redding of the Mounted Police. Jen dislikes Pierre, whom she calls "The Devil," even though he is a friend of Val, her brother. When an Indian proclaims his love for Jen, Val takes offense and kills him. A short time later, Tom, en route to Fort Desire with secret orders, stops to visit Jen. Convinced that Tom is carrying a warrant for Val's arrest, Pierre laces the Mountie's coffee with laudanum. Jen, outraged, and unaware of Pierre's real purpose, completes Tom's mission, resulting in Val's arrest. With the help of Jen and Pierre, Val escapes, but his freedom is jeopardized by Durkin, a stranger who harbors some animosity toward Pierre. Confronted by Durkin, Pierre fatally stabs his enemy, after which he and Jen seek refuge in the cabin of Father Coraine. Having successfully eluded the police, Pierre and Jen finally acknowledge their love for each ... +


In the Canadian Northwest, Jen Galbraith, an innkeeper's daughter, is courted by Sergeant Tom Redding of the Mounted Police. Jen dislikes Pierre, whom she calls "The Devil," even though he is a friend of Val, her brother. When an Indian proclaims his love for Jen, Val takes offense and kills him. A short time later, Tom, en route to Fort Desire with secret orders, stops to visit Jen. Convinced that Tom is carrying a warrant for Val's arrest, Pierre laces the Mountie's coffee with laudanum. Jen, outraged, and unaware of Pierre's real purpose, completes Tom's mission, resulting in Val's arrest. With the help of Jen and Pierre, Val escapes, but his freedom is jeopardized by Durkin, a stranger who harbors some animosity toward Pierre. Confronted by Durkin, Pierre fatally stabs his enemy, after which he and Jen seek refuge in the cabin of Father Coraine. Having successfully eluded the police, Pierre and Jen finally acknowledge their love for each other. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


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

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