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The studio chart in the 23 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Little Erolinda was in its second week of production. The 2 Jul 1921 Moving Picture Weekly stated that the "actual locale" of the story, including old haciendas and the Mission San Juan Capistrano at San Juan Capistrano, CA, was used in the film.
       Some sources give George Pyper co-authorship credit for scenario; Universal records credit A. P. ... More Less

The studio chart in the 23 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Little Erolinda was in its second week of production. The 2 Jul 1921 Moving Picture Weekly stated that the "actual locale" of the story, including old haciendas and the Mission San Juan Capistrano at San Juan Capistrano, CA, was used in the film.
       Some sources give George Pyper co-authorship credit for scenario; Universal records credit A. P. Younger. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
23 Apr 1921
p. 12.
Film Daily
3 Jul 1921.
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Moving Picture Weekly
2 Jul 1921
p. 4, 11.
Variety
8 Jul 21
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story (and later novel) "Little Erolinda" by Johnston McCulley in Adventure Magazine (Feb 1916).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Little Erolinda
Release Date:
4 July 1921
Production Date:
began mid April 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
22 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16706
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,488
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the harvest fiesta, Don Luis Baldarama, owner of one of California's great ranchos, expects to announce the betrothal of his son, Audre, to Isabella Chavez, the daughter of a neighboring don named Miguel Chavez. However, Audre plans to elope with Erolinda Vargas, the daughter of the ranch superintendent. When Audre confesses to Isabella that he loves another, she joyfully admits that she loves someone else, also. Audre and Erolina slip away during a feast and meet at a cabin, but they are surprised by Selistino Vargas, who, believing that his daughter has been dishonored, shoots Audre. Thinking he was murdered, Audre's vaqueros storm Don Luis's house, but Erolinda holds them at bay until Audre, merely wounded, appears and pacifies his men. He kisses Erolinda in their sight, thus claiming her as his ... +


At the harvest fiesta, Don Luis Baldarama, owner of one of California's great ranchos, expects to announce the betrothal of his son, Audre, to Isabella Chavez, the daughter of a neighboring don named Miguel Chavez. However, Audre plans to elope with Erolinda Vargas, the daughter of the ranch superintendent. When Audre confesses to Isabella that he loves another, she joyfully admits that she loves someone else, also. Audre and Erolina slip away during a feast and meet at a cabin, but they are surprised by Selistino Vargas, who, believing that his daughter has been dishonored, shoots Audre. Thinking he was murdered, Audre's vaqueros storm Don Luis's house, but Erolinda holds them at bay until Audre, merely wounded, appears and pacifies his men. He kisses Erolinda in their sight, thus claiming her as his bride. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Historical


Subject

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

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