Pardners (1910)

Drama | 4 January 1910

Director:

Frank McGlynn Sr.

Writer:

Rex Beach

Production Company:

Edison Mfg. Co.
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HISTORY

The 15 Jan 1910 Moving Picture World ran the following review: “An excellent dramatization and reproduction of Rex E. Beach’s well known story. It is in every sense a heart story and the human interest is strongly maintained throughout the entire film. The interest is heightened by the accurate reproduction of the scenery in the Alaskan gold fields where the main action of the story occurs. This novel is so well known and has been read by so many that it seems needless to repeat it here. The Edison players have caught the spirit of the piece and have infused into it much of the characteristic energy which marks Mr. Beach’s novels. The complicated love story is well worked out and there seems to be a rather better interpretation of the author’s conception than ordinarily in these dramatizations. The acting is an improvement over that which is sometimes undertaken to interpret a modern novel, and is remarkably well sustained. The dramatic situations are managed in a way that leads up to the climaxes gradually, graphically presenting scenes and types characteristic of the wild life in that section of the world. Altogether this production is to be commended as a worthy representation of a good book.”
       The character of “Bill Joyce” carried on in the film The Mule Driver and the Garrulous Mute (1910, see ... More Less

The 15 Jan 1910 Moving Picture World ran the following review: “An excellent dramatization and reproduction of Rex E. Beach’s well known story. It is in every sense a heart story and the human interest is strongly maintained throughout the entire film. The interest is heightened by the accurate reproduction of the scenery in the Alaskan gold fields where the main action of the story occurs. This novel is so well known and has been read by so many that it seems needless to repeat it here. The Edison players have caught the spirit of the piece and have infused into it much of the characteristic energy which marks Mr. Beach’s novels. The complicated love story is well worked out and there seems to be a rather better interpretation of the author’s conception than ordinarily in these dramatizations. The acting is an improvement over that which is sometimes undertaken to interpret a modern novel, and is remarkably well sustained. The dramatic situations are managed in a way that leads up to the climaxes gradually, graphically presenting scenes and types characteristic of the wild life in that section of the world. Altogether this production is to be commended as a worthy representation of a good book.”
       The character of “Bill Joyce” carried on in the film The Mule Driver and the Garrulous Mute (1910, see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Index
21 May 1910
p. 3.
LCMP
p. 46, column 1.
Moving Picture World
25 Dec 1909
p. 940tl.
Moving Picture World
31 Dec 1909
p. 972ada.
Moving Picture World
8 Jan 1910
p. 9tn, 25ts, 28ta.
Moving Picture World
15 Jan 1910
p. 57r.
New York Clipper
1 Jan 1910
p. 1179ar, 1195ta.
NYDM
4 Dec 1909
p. 18tn.
NYDM
1 Jan 1910
p. 19ar.
NYDM
27 Aug 1910
p. 25s.
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LITERARY
Based on a story from Pardners, a book of short stories by Rex Beach (New York, 1905).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
4 January 1910
Copyright Claimant:
Edison Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
4 January 1910
Copyright Number:
J137013-J137016
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
995
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

“It is almost unnecessary to give any description of this film, as it follows closely the widely read story as written by Mr. Beach. For those who are unfamiliar with the narrative it might be well to say that the picture deals with the fidelity and loyalty of Bill Joyce, a rough, rugged character in the mining camps of Alaska, who had formed a partnership with a young tenderfoot of the East, Justus Morrow. Through the machinations of a magazine writer and photographer, R. Alonzo Struthers, who has misrepresented Morrow’s actions in the North, a breach is caused between him and his beautiful wife, Olive Troop Morrow, an actress in the States. Struthers has been entrusted by Morrow with letters to his wife, which Struthers deliberately fails to deliver and, instead, shows a forged photograph to Mrs. Morrow, which is so compromising to her husband that she institutes divorce proceedings. Morrow is heartbroken when, after receiving no mail for a whole year, he finally receives a summons in the divorce suit. The thought of separation from the woman be loves and from his baby boy crushes the heart of the man, who has been sustained throughout his long, weary struggles in the gold-fields by the thought that the wealth for which he was striving would insure his little family a happy future. From this time forward his rugged ‘pardner’ devotes his energies to righting Morrow’s wrongs. How he succeeds is unfolded by the picture.”—8 Jan 1910 Moving Picture World ... +


“It is almost unnecessary to give any description of this film, as it follows closely the widely read story as written by Mr. Beach. For those who are unfamiliar with the narrative it might be well to say that the picture deals with the fidelity and loyalty of Bill Joyce, a rough, rugged character in the mining camps of Alaska, who had formed a partnership with a young tenderfoot of the East, Justus Morrow. Through the machinations of a magazine writer and photographer, R. Alonzo Struthers, who has misrepresented Morrow’s actions in the North, a breach is caused between him and his beautiful wife, Olive Troop Morrow, an actress in the States. Struthers has been entrusted by Morrow with letters to his wife, which Struthers deliberately fails to deliver and, instead, shows a forged photograph to Mrs. Morrow, which is so compromising to her husband that she institutes divorce proceedings. Morrow is heartbroken when, after receiving no mail for a whole year, he finally receives a summons in the divorce suit. The thought of separation from the woman be loves and from his baby boy crushes the heart of the man, who has been sustained throughout his long, weary struggles in the gold-fields by the thought that the wealth for which he was striving would insure his little family a happy future. From this time forward his rugged ‘pardner’ devotes his energies to righting Morrow’s wrongs. How he succeeds is unfolded by the picture.”—8 Jan 1910 Moving Picture World
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