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Some sources place the Blake ranch in Montana.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
HISTORY CREDITS
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CREDIT
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
9 Dec 1916
p. 56.
Labor World [Duluth, MN]
25 Nov 1916
p. 2.
Motion Picture News
9 Sep 1916
p. 1535.
Motion Picture News
21 Oct 1916
p. 2552.
Motion Picture News
9 Dec 1916
p. 3671.
Motography
21 Oct 1916
p. 925.
Motography
9 Dec 1916
p. 1305.
Motography
23 Dec 1916
p. 1401.
Moving Picture World
28 Oct 1916
p. 574.
Moving Picture World
25 Nov 1916
p. 1242.
Moving Picture World
9 Dec 1916
p. 1425, 1506, 1550.
NYDM
4 Mar 1916
p. 533.
Philadelphia Inquirer
22 Nov 1916
p. 3.
San Francisco Chronicle
14 Dec 1916
p. 6.
San Francisco Chronicle
17 Dec 1916
p. 25.
San Francisco Chronicle
18 Dec 1916
p. 6.
Variety
24 Nov 1916
p. 28.
Wid's Daily
30 Nov 1916
p. 1135.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 December 1916
Premiere Information:
Philadelphia opening: 23 Nov 1916; Duluth, MN, opening: 30 Nov 1916; San Francisco opening: 17 Dec 1916
Production Date:
fall 1916
Copyright Info
Claimant
DATE
CopyrightNumber
World Film Corp.
18 November 1916
LU9542
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Jim Blake, the spendthrift son of New York millionaire John Sherman Blake, goes West to prove himself a man. Working on his father's Wyoming ranch, Jim wins the respect of the local ranchers by whipping a bully and attempting to collect damages from railroad president John Maynard, whose company was responsible for killing Blake's cattle. When Maynard refuses to pay, Blake buys a piece of land that Maynard badly needs, thereby forcing the magnate to pay him an exceedingly high sum for the land. Meanwhile, Jim falls in love with Maynard's daughter Alice who, after promising to marry him someday, journeys East. Jealous of their love, Alice's sister Ethel destroys all correspondence between the two, but her plan ultimately fails. The sweethearts are reunited, and even Alice's father concedes his son-in-law's ...

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Jim Blake, the spendthrift son of New York millionaire John Sherman Blake, goes West to prove himself a man. Working on his father's Wyoming ranch, Jim wins the respect of the local ranchers by whipping a bully and attempting to collect damages from railroad president John Maynard, whose company was responsible for killing Blake's cattle. When Maynard refuses to pay, Blake buys a piece of land that Maynard badly needs, thereby forcing the magnate to pay him an exceedingly high sum for the land. Meanwhile, Jim falls in love with Maynard's daughter Alice who, after promising to marry him someday, journeys East. Jealous of their love, Alice's sister Ethel destroys all correspondence between the two, but her plan ultimately fails. The sweethearts are reunited, and even Alice's father concedes his son-in-law's worth.

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