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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Jun 18
p. 127.
MPN
22 Jun 18
p. 3690, 3739
MPW
22 Jun 18
p. 1757.
NYDM
23 Nov 18
p. 3132.
Variety
14 Jun 18
p. 31.
Wid's
9 Jun 18
pp. 19-20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 June 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The Civil War breaks up the longstanding friendship of the Appersons and the Batesfords, two old Southern families. When Harry Apperson announces that he intends to fight for the Union, his fiancée, Cora Batesford, bitterly denounces him and marries his rival, Jack Batesford. After the war, Harry goes West and makes his fortune. Fifty years later, Harry and his grandson Jim decide to buy back the old Carolina homestead, and Jim journeys South, where he meets Cora's granddaughter, Floribel. Although Floribel has lost the Batesford estate to Pensinger Gale, a wily mortgage broker who wishes to marry her, she retains her hatred of the Appersons and refuses Jim's help. The proud young woman fails to find employment in another town and is about to commit suicide when Jim rescues her and convinces her to marry him. Before the ceremony, he presents her with the deed to the Batesford estate as a wedding ... +


The Civil War breaks up the longstanding friendship of the Appersons and the Batesfords, two old Southern families. When Harry Apperson announces that he intends to fight for the Union, his fiancée, Cora Batesford, bitterly denounces him and marries his rival, Jack Batesford. After the war, Harry goes West and makes his fortune. Fifty years later, Harry and his grandson Jim decide to buy back the old Carolina homestead, and Jim journeys South, where he meets Cora's granddaughter, Floribel. Although Floribel has lost the Batesford estate to Pensinger Gale, a wily mortgage broker who wishes to marry her, she retains her hatred of the Appersons and refuses Jim's help. The proud young woman fails to find employment in another town and is about to commit suicide when Jim rescues her and convinces her to marry him. Before the ceremony, he presents her with the deed to the Batesford estate as a wedding present. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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