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Trade articles during the first weeks of production credited Waldemar Young with the scenario, but later notices credited Violet Clark. The copyright register credits Clark and director Tod ... More Less

Trade articles during the first weeks of production credited Waldemar Young with the scenario, but later notices credited Violet Clark. The copyright register credits Clark and director Tod Browning. More Less

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DATE
PAGE
Camera
29 Jun 1919
p. 3
Camera
6 Jul 1919
p. 3
Camera
13 Jul 1919
p. 5
Camera
27 Jul 1919
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Camera
2 Aug 1919
p. 3
Camera
11 Oct 1919
p. 8
Exhibitors Herald
24 Jan 1920
p. 97
Motion Picture News
16 Aug 1919
p. 1474
Motion Picture News
27 Sep 1919
p. 2625
Motion Picture News
8 Nov 1919
p. 3506
Moving Picture World
19 Jul 1919
p. 379
Moving Picture World
9 Aug 1919
p. 839
Moving Picture World
23 Aug 1919
p. 1121
Moving Picture World
8 Nov 1919
p. 246
Variety
31 Oct 1919
p. 56
Wid's Daily
15 Jul 1919
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Auld Jeremiah" by Henry C. Rowland in Ainslee's Magazine (Jun, 1913).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Auld Jeremiah
Release Date:
5 October 1919
Production Date:
ended the week of 28 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
1 October 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14258
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Alisa Graeme journeys from Scotland to the U.S. to visit Jeremiah Wishart, an old wealthy friend of her grandfather. The invalid Jeremiah is charmed by Alisa and decides she would make a good wife for his favorite nephew, David. Without meeting Alisa, David refuses the arrangement and runs away. Later, Alisa also runs away rather than wed another of Jeremiah's nephews and meets a young billboard painter in the country. The two form a partnership, travel the countryside together painting billboards and gradually fall in love. When the painter tells Alisa that he won't marry until his finances are secure, she leaves him in anger and heads for Jeremiah's house. From his wheelchair, Jeremiah sees first his wayward nephew painting a nearby billboard, then a young woman stopping to help him. Jeremiah's initial fury at David softens when he recognizes the woman as Alisa. Once Alisa and David realize the other's identity, they blissfully ... +


Alisa Graeme journeys from Scotland to the U.S. to visit Jeremiah Wishart, an old wealthy friend of her grandfather. The invalid Jeremiah is charmed by Alisa and decides she would make a good wife for his favorite nephew, David. Without meeting Alisa, David refuses the arrangement and runs away. Later, Alisa also runs away rather than wed another of Jeremiah's nephews and meets a young billboard painter in the country. The two form a partnership, travel the countryside together painting billboards and gradually fall in love. When the painter tells Alisa that he won't marry until his finances are secure, she leaves him in anger and heads for Jeremiah's house. From his wheelchair, Jeremiah sees first his wayward nephew painting a nearby billboard, then a young woman stopping to help him. Jeremiah's initial fury at David softens when he recognizes the woman as Alisa. Once Alisa and David realize the other's identity, they blissfully reunite. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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