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Some of this film was shot at Kaniah, ID in the Lapaway Indian Agency near Lewiston. Director Melford persuaded Indians to appear in the film. According to a modern source, James Wong Howe was an assistant cameraman on this ... More Less

Some of this film was shot at Kaniah, ID in the Lapaway Indian Agency near Lewiston. Director Melford persuaded Indians to appear in the film. According to a modern source, James Wong Howe was an assistant cameraman on this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Sep 19
p. 1383.
MPN
20 Sep 19
p. 2469.
MPW
20 Sep 19
p. 1865.
New York Morning Telegraph
14 Sep 1919.
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Variety
12 Sep 19
p. 52.
Wid's
10 Aug 19
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 September 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14112
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A Kentucky woman's dying request that her sons care for her ward, Ann Belleau, is disregarded by the younger brother, Charles Stuart, who makes love to her and then marries another woman in New Orleans. The elder brother Jack marries Ann so that her child will have a name, but then leaves her his possessions and becomes a prospector and guide in Montana. Although known as "Genesee Jack," and wanting to keep away from white women, Jack meets Rachel Hardy and they fall in love. Even when she sees a squaw in Jack's cabin and he says he is an Indian himself, her love remains strong. After a young Kootenai chieftain is accidentally killed bringing a message of good will to the U.S. Cavalry, Jack, unjustly imprisoned, escapes with Rachel's help. He then leads the soldiers, who are surrounded by Indians in a mine, through a hidden tunnel to safety. Although wounded, Jack marries Rachel, after Charles repenitently tells of Ann's ... +


A Kentucky woman's dying request that her sons care for her ward, Ann Belleau, is disregarded by the younger brother, Charles Stuart, who makes love to her and then marries another woman in New Orleans. The elder brother Jack marries Ann so that her child will have a name, but then leaves her his possessions and becomes a prospector and guide in Montana. Although known as "Genesee Jack," and wanting to keep away from white women, Jack meets Rachel Hardy and they fall in love. Even when she sees a squaw in Jack's cabin and he says he is an Indian himself, her love remains strong. After a young Kootenai chieftain is accidentally killed bringing a message of good will to the U.S. Cavalry, Jack, unjustly imprisoned, escapes with Rachel's help. He then leads the soldiers, who are surrounded by Indians in a mine, through a hidden tunnel to safety. Although wounded, Jack marries Rachel, after Charles repenitently tells of Ann's death. +

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