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The 25 Aug 1917 Motion Picture News reported that director Thomas N. Heffron and actors Margery Wilson and Charles Gunn had returned to Hollywood, CA, from the small town of Felton in Santa Cruz County, CA, where the mountains stood in for ... More Less

The 25 Aug 1917 Motion Picture News reported that director Thomas N. Heffron and actors Margery Wilson and Charles Gunn had returned to Hollywood, CA, from the small town of Felton in Santa Cruz County, CA, where the mountains stood in for Kentucky. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
25 Aug 1917
p. 1310.
Motion Picture News
29 Sep 1917
p. 2209.
Motog
20 Oct 1917
p. 834.
Moving Picture World
29 Sep 1917
p. 2008, 2049
NYDM
17 Apr 1920
pp. 3390-91.
Variety
21 Sep 1917
p. 44.
Wid's
20 Sep 1917
pp. 600-01.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 September 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Magazine writer J. Hamilton Vance travels to the mountains of Kentucky to get local color for his stories, and falls in love wtih Roxie Bradley, the daughter of a moonshiner. Regarded at first with suspicion by the mountaineers, Vance finally wins their confidence and is appointed teacher in the little log school house. The former teacher, resentful at the intrusion, attempts to shoot Vance through the schoolhouse window, but Roxie intercepts the bullet. Vance nurses her back to health, engendering the jealousy of Lily Bud Raines, who starts a rumor that Vance is a federal agent spying on the moonshiners. As the mountaineers plot to extract vengeance on Vance, Roxie and he are married, and when his antagonists discover that Vance is now one of them, they accept him as part of the mountain ... +


Magazine writer J. Hamilton Vance travels to the mountains of Kentucky to get local color for his stories, and falls in love wtih Roxie Bradley, the daughter of a moonshiner. Regarded at first with suspicion by the mountaineers, Vance finally wins their confidence and is appointed teacher in the little log school house. The former teacher, resentful at the intrusion, attempts to shoot Vance through the schoolhouse window, but Roxie intercepts the bullet. Vance nurses her back to health, engendering the jealousy of Lily Bud Raines, who starts a rumor that Vance is a federal agent spying on the moonshiners. As the mountaineers plot to extract vengeance on Vance, Roxie and he are married, and when his antagonists discover that Vance is now one of them, they accept him as part of the mountain community. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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