The Tar Heel Warrior (1917)

Melodrama | 30 September 1917

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HISTORY

The 1 Sep 1917 Motion Picture News reported that real-life husband and wife George West and Clara Knight, playing elderly African American servants "Uncle Tobe" and "Aunt Tillie," were stealing scenes whenever the script called on them to "argufy." A reviewer in the 6 Oct 1917 Moving Picture World complimented the production on using actors "in natural color" rather than whites in blackface. A review in the 20 Oct 1917 Exhibitors Herald mentioned that "flashes" of New York City landmarks -- including Wall Street, Times Square, and the Woolworth Building -- appear in the film, probably in the form of stock ... More Less

The 1 Sep 1917 Motion Picture News reported that real-life husband and wife George West and Clara Knight, playing elderly African American servants "Uncle Tobe" and "Aunt Tillie," were stealing scenes whenever the script called on them to "argufy." A reviewer in the 6 Oct 1917 Moving Picture World complimented the production on using actors "in natural color" rather than whites in blackface. A review in the 20 Oct 1917 Exhibitors Herald mentioned that "flashes" of New York City landmarks -- including Wall Street, Times Square, and the Woolworth Building -- appear in the film, probably in the form of stock footage. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
20 Oct 1917
p. 26.
Motion Picture News
1 Sep 1917
p. 1485.
Motion Picture News
6 Oct 1917
p. 2390.
Moving Picture World
6 Oct 1917
p. 71, 131
Variety
28 Sep 1917
p. 39.
Wid's
17 Mar 1917
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 September 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Colonel Dabney Mills, whose Southern plantation is heavily mortgaged, makes a trip to New York hoping to borrow money from James Adams, his granddaughter Anna Belle's husband. When the colonel arrives, he learns that Adams's entire capital is tied up in a big stock deal, and that he is therefore unable to lend the colonel any assistance. While Adams is away, one of his business partners entrusts the colonel with $5,000 to retain for his grandson-in-law. Desperate, the colonel speculates in cotton on the tip of an old friend and loses the money. Conscience-stricken, the colonel returns to his plantation determined to take his life, but Adams, successful in his deal, arrives just in time to prevent the ... +


Colonel Dabney Mills, whose Southern plantation is heavily mortgaged, makes a trip to New York hoping to borrow money from James Adams, his granddaughter Anna Belle's husband. When the colonel arrives, he learns that Adams's entire capital is tied up in a big stock deal, and that he is therefore unable to lend the colonel any assistance. While Adams is away, one of his business partners entrusts the colonel with $5,000 to retain for his grandson-in-law. Desperate, the colonel speculates in cotton on the tip of an old friend and loses the money. Conscience-stricken, the colonel returns to his plantation determined to take his life, but Adams, successful in his deal, arrives just in time to prevent the tragedy. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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