Hell-to-Pay Austin (1916)

Comedy-drama | 20 August 1916

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
26 Aug 16
p. 500.
MPN
19 Aug 16
p. 1096.
MPW
19 Aug 16
p. 1235.
MPW
23 Dec 16
p. 4051.
New York Times
7 Aug 16
p. 9.
NYDM
12 Aug 16
p. 22.
Variety
11 Aug 16
p. 26.
Wid's
10 Aug 16
p. 775.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 August 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

After the death of her father, little Briar Rose is taken in by the men at a lumber camp. The girl shows a definite preference for one of the lumberjacks, "Hell-to-Pay" Austin, so he becomes her new "father." Just as much as Hell-to-Pay takes care of Briar, she watches over him, and it is largely through her influence that he gives up hard drinking and needless fighting. Then, when Briar is old enough, she goes away to school and quickly falls in with the wrong crowd. Hell-to-Pay comes after her and takes her away from Doris Valentine, an adventuress who had been teaching Briar the tricks of the trade. When they are reunited, Hell-to-Pay and Briar realize that they are in love, so they decide to change their relationship from guardian and ward to husband and ...

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After the death of her father, little Briar Rose is taken in by the men at a lumber camp. The girl shows a definite preference for one of the lumberjacks, "Hell-to-Pay" Austin, so he becomes her new "father." Just as much as Hell-to-Pay takes care of Briar, she watches over him, and it is largely through her influence that he gives up hard drinking and needless fighting. Then, when Briar is old enough, she goes away to school and quickly falls in with the wrong crowd. Hell-to-Pay comes after her and takes her away from Doris Valentine, an adventuress who had been teaching Briar the tricks of the trade. When they are reunited, Hell-to-Pay and Briar realize that they are in love, so they decide to change their relationship from guardian and ward to husband and wife.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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