Hay Foot, Straw Foot (1919)

Comedy | 22 June 1919

Director:

Jerry Storm

Editor:

Ralph H. Dixon

Production Designer:

C. Tracy Hoag

Production Company:

Thomas H. Ince Productions
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HISTORY

Doris Lee changed her name to Doris May after this film. The copyright records for this film list the title as Hayfoot, Strawfoot ... More Less

Doris Lee changed her name to Doris May after this film. The copyright records for this film list the title as Hayfoot, Strawfoot . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Jul 19
p. 391.
MPN
28 Jun 19
p. 184.
MPN
5 Jul 19
p. 389.
MPW
8 Jun 1919.
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New York Morning Telegraph
28 Jun 1919.
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New York Times
23 Jun 19
p. 10.
Variety
27 Jun 19
p. 45.
Wid's
29 Jun 19
p. 22.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Hayfoot, Strawfoot
Release Date:
22 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince
Copyright Date:
4 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13809
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,097
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ulysses S. Grant Briggs, raised by his grandfather Thaddeus, who served under General Grant, grows up with the General as his hero even though his neighbor, former Confederate soldier Jeff Hanan, argues that General Lee was the better man. When war is declared, Thaddeus and Jeff forget their differences and train Ulysses for military service. At the camp amateur show, Ulysses falls in love with dancer Betty Martin, but remembering Thaddeus' admonition to "watch out for play actresses," Ulysses avoids her. When dissolute Harry Weller lures Betty to a notorious roadhouse, Ulysses follows, knowing he can be court-martialled. Hearing Betty struggle, Ulysses fights Weller and keeps the military police from entering until Betty can escape through a window. Ulysses then is sent to the guardhouse where Thaddeus and Jeff unsuccessfully try to convince him to talk. After Betty confesses, the commanding officer, Thaddeus and Jeff agree that Ulysses did what both Grant and Lee would have ... +


Ulysses S. Grant Briggs, raised by his grandfather Thaddeus, who served under General Grant, grows up with the General as his hero even though his neighbor, former Confederate soldier Jeff Hanan, argues that General Lee was the better man. When war is declared, Thaddeus and Jeff forget their differences and train Ulysses for military service. At the camp amateur show, Ulysses falls in love with dancer Betty Martin, but remembering Thaddeus' admonition to "watch out for play actresses," Ulysses avoids her. When dissolute Harry Weller lures Betty to a notorious roadhouse, Ulysses follows, knowing he can be court-martialled. Hearing Betty struggle, Ulysses fights Weller and keeps the military police from entering until Betty can escape through a window. Ulysses then is sent to the guardhouse where Thaddeus and Jeff unsuccessfully try to convince him to talk. After Betty confesses, the commanding officer, Thaddeus and Jeff agree that Ulysses did what both Grant and Lee would have done. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Rural


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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