Diane of the Green Van (1919)

Drama | 6 April 1919

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HISTORY

This was the first film produced by Alma Rubens' company, Winsome Stars Corporation. The film was shot in Brunton studios in Los Angeles and in the Florida Everglades using Seminole Indians in minor ... More Less

This was the first film produced by Alma Rubens' company, Winsome Stars Corporation. The film was shot in Brunton studios in Los Angeles and in the Florida Everglades using Seminole Indians in minor roles. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
26 Apr 1919
p. 37
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
10 May 1919
p. 42
Exhibitors Trade Review
19 Apr 1919
p. 1525
Motion Picture News
1 Mar 1919
p. 1329
Motion Picture News
22 Mar 1919
p. 1826
Motion Picture News
5 Apr 1919
p. 2135
Motion Picture News
12 Apr 1919
p. 2306
Moving Picture World
11 Jan 1919
p. 196
Moving Picture World
1 Mar 1919
p. 1233
Moving Picture World
8 Mar 1919
p. 1376
Moving Picture World
15 Mar 1919
p. 1512
Moving Picture World
19 Apr 1919
p. 429
Moving Picture World
24 May 1919
p. 1243
Variety
11 Apr 1919
p. 55
Wid's Daily
16 Mar 1919
p. 9
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 April 1919
Production Date:
January--early March 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,800
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Diane Westfall, the heiress to the Westfall millions, seeks adventure in a green van to escape her boredom. Unknown to her, however, four men pursue her: her cousin Carl, who wants her inheritance; Baron Tregar of the Balkan country of Houdania, who is looking for the rightful heir to his country's throne and thinks that it may be Diane because of a document Carl found; Prince Ronador, who was foiled in his attempt to kill Diane to get control of the throne, and thus is trying to marry her; and Philip Poynter, an American friend of the Baron's, who falls in love with Diane and tries to protect her. Diane discourages Philip's attentions after the Prince denounces him, but when she gets to the Everglades, she learns from the Seminole medicine man Mic-co that Philip is the only one who loves her for herself. She marries Philip after Mic-co reveals that he is her father and the heir to the Houdania throne but he wanted to escape the ... +


Diane Westfall, the heiress to the Westfall millions, seeks adventure in a green van to escape her boredom. Unknown to her, however, four men pursue her: her cousin Carl, who wants her inheritance; Baron Tregar of the Balkan country of Houdania, who is looking for the rightful heir to his country's throne and thinks that it may be Diane because of a document Carl found; Prince Ronador, who was foiled in his attempt to kill Diane to get control of the throne, and thus is trying to marry her; and Philip Poynter, an American friend of the Baron's, who falls in love with Diane and tries to protect her. Diane discourages Philip's attentions after the Prince denounces him, but when she gets to the Everglades, she learns from the Seminole medicine man Mic-co that Philip is the only one who loves her for herself. She marries Philip after Mic-co reveals that he is her father and the heir to the Houdania throne but he wanted to escape the position. +

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

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