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Parts of this film were shot on location in Santiago, Cuba. Some sources credit Augustus Thomas with the direction and list William F. Haddock as the assistant to Mr. Thomas. This was All Star's second film. George Cooke, Jr. was business manager for this ... More Less

Parts of this film were shot on location in Santiago, Cuba. Some sources credit Augustus Thomas with the direction and list William F. Haddock as the assistant to Mr. Thomas. This was All Star's second film. George Cooke, Jr. was business manager for this film. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
1 Nov 13
p. 329, 332
Motog
10 Jan 14
p. 22.
MPW
10 Jan 14
p. 154.
NYDM
5 Sep 14
p. 61.
NYDM
15 Oct 13
p. 30.
NYDM
31 Dec 13
p. 28.
NYDM
14 Jan 14
p. 55.
Variety
27 Mar 14
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment composed by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis (New York, 1897) and on the play of the same name by Augustus Thomas (New York, 17 Mar 1902).
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Robert Clay, an engineer, goes to a South American country on an assignment by rich American Ted Langham to open an iron mine. While Robert is there, the unscrupulous General Mendoza tries to convince him to divide the mine's assets between them and President Alvarez. Mendoza starts a revolution against Alvarez when he and Clay will not go along with the plan, but he eventually is defeated after a long battle. Clay then is able to pursue his relationship with Hope, Langham's daughter, who has accompanied her father to South ... +


Robert Clay, an engineer, goes to a South American country on an assignment by rich American Ted Langham to open an iron mine. While Robert is there, the unscrupulous General Mendoza tries to convince him to divide the mine's assets between them and President Alvarez. Mendoza starts a revolution against Alvarez when he and Clay will not go along with the plan, but he eventually is defeated after a long battle. Clay then is able to pursue his relationship with Hope, Langham's daughter, who has accompanied her father to South America. +

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

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