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HISTORY

Kelland's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post beginning on 4 Aug 1917. G. Butler Clonblough was the name assumed by well-known actor Gustav von Seyffertitz during World War I. Some sources for this film call him Gustav Seyffertitz. A 1941 item in the Paramount studio records lists James Neill as a cast ... More Less

Kelland's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post beginning on 4 Aug 1917. G. Butler Clonblough was the name assumed by well-known actor Gustav von Seyffertitz during World War I. Some sources for this film call him Gustav Seyffertitz. A 1941 item in the Paramount studio records lists James Neill as a cast member. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
24 Aug 18
p. 1017.
ETR
21 Sep 18
p. 1332.
MPN
24 Aug 18
p. 1214, 1257
MPW
24 Aug 18
p. 1155.
MPW
14 Sep 18
pp. 1615-16.
MPW
21 Sep 18
p. 1772.
New York Times
9 Sep 18
p. 9.
NYDM
7 Sep 18
p. 371.
Variety
16 Aug 18
p. 35.
Wid's
18 Aug 18
pp. 23-24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12759
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,637
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Van Twiller Yard, the alcoholic son of a prominent Bostonian, is shanghaied while on a drunken spree and taken to a lumber camp in New York's Green Mountains. Under the influence of hard work and the superintendent's daughter, Svea Nord, Van Twiller gives up drinking and soon earns the respect of his fellow lumbermen. When Big John Beaumont, the owner of the yard, witnesses a fight in which Van Twiller prevents Langlois, the foreman, from inciting the men to rebellion, he decides to place the former alcoholic in charge of the entire camp, to the displeasure of Svea's father. Secretly in the employ of the Swedish Power Company, owned by German spies, Langlois bribes Nord to prevent the opening of a dam that will allow the transport of Beaumont's logs to the mills. Van Twiller organizes the lumberjacks, and following a fierce battle, the floodgates are opened and the logs begin their trip down the river. As a result of his courage, Van Twiller wins Svea's love as well as the position of general manager of the lumber ... +


Van Twiller Yard, the alcoholic son of a prominent Bostonian, is shanghaied while on a drunken spree and taken to a lumber camp in New York's Green Mountains. Under the influence of hard work and the superintendent's daughter, Svea Nord, Van Twiller gives up drinking and soon earns the respect of his fellow lumbermen. When Big John Beaumont, the owner of the yard, witnesses a fight in which Van Twiller prevents Langlois, the foreman, from inciting the men to rebellion, he decides to place the former alcoholic in charge of the entire camp, to the displeasure of Svea's father. Secretly in the employ of the Swedish Power Company, owned by German spies, Langlois bribes Nord to prevent the opening of a dam that will allow the transport of Beaumont's logs to the mills. Van Twiller organizes the lumberjacks, and following a fierce battle, the floodgates are opened and the logs begin their trip down the river. As a result of his courage, Van Twiller wins Svea's love as well as the position of general manager of the lumber company. +

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

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