Until They Get Me (1917)

Drama | 23 December 1917

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HISTORY

The film opened in New York the week of 2 Dec ... More Less

The film opened in New York the week of 2 Dec 1917. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Dec 17
p. 174.
Motog
29 Dec 17
p. 1350.
MPN
22 Dec 17
p. 4401.
MPW
3 Nov 17
p. 20.
NYDM
8 Dec 17
p. 16.
NYDM
15 Dec 17
p. 19.
Variety
7 Dec 17
p. 47.
Wid's
27 Dec 17
pp. 830-31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 December 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In an effort to reach his wife's deathbed, Kirby is forced to kill a man in self-defense. He is arrested by Selwyn, a member of the North West Mounted Police, who allows him to say a last farewell to his wife. After visiting his wife's deathbed, Kirby eludes Selwyn and becomes a fugitive from the police. Each year he returns to visit his son and, during one of his sojourns, meets Margy, a little farmhouse servant who has run away from her life of drudgery. Kirby helps her cross the American border into Canada where she is adopted by the Mounted Police. Years later Margy and Selwyn fall in love and he tells her of the one man who had escaped him and shows her Kirby's picture. Innocently, Margy allows Selwyn to discover Kirby's yearly visits to his son, and the fugitive is finally arrested. Through the aid of Selwyn and Margy, however, he proves that he acted in self-defense, and all ends happily as Kirby is ... +


In an effort to reach his wife's deathbed, Kirby is forced to kill a man in self-defense. He is arrested by Selwyn, a member of the North West Mounted Police, who allows him to say a last farewell to his wife. After visiting his wife's deathbed, Kirby eludes Selwyn and becomes a fugitive from the police. Each year he returns to visit his son and, during one of his sojourns, meets Margy, a little farmhouse servant who has run away from her life of drudgery. Kirby helps her cross the American border into Canada where she is adopted by the Mounted Police. Years later Margy and Selwyn fall in love and he tells her of the one man who had escaped him and shows her Kirby's picture. Innocently, Margy allows Selwyn to discover Kirby's yearly visits to his son, and the fugitive is finally arrested. Through the aid of Selwyn and Margy, however, he proves that he acted in self-defense, and all ends happily as Kirby is acquitted. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

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

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