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Modern sources credit J. Searle Dawley as the director and includes Louise Huff and Whitney Raymond in the cast. The film was re-released by Paramount on 24 Nov ... More Less

Modern sources credit J. Searle Dawley as the director and includes Louise Huff and Whitney Raymond in the cast. The film was re-released by Paramount on 24 Nov 1918. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
22 Nov 13
pp. 34-35.
MPW
15 Nov 13
p. 718, 786
MPW
14 Dec 18
p. 1254.
NYDM
19 Nov 13
p. 32.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Caprice by Howard P. Taylor (New York, 18 Aug 1884).
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1913
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The wealthy but weary Jack Henderson journeys to the Adirondacks on a hunting trip, where he accidentally shoots Mercy Baxter, a mountain girl, in the arm. Jack falls in love with the untutored Mercy, and despite his father's objections, he finally marries her. Mercy's strenuous efforts to become an educated and refined young wife fail miserably. After she embarrasses Jack before an old college chum, Jack admits to his father that he has made a mistake, and Mercy returns to her old mountain home. Under the name of Miss Wheeler, Mercy attends a boarding school, where she becomes the close friend of Jack's sister Edith. Invited by Edith to visit her family, Mercy impresses them all with her newly acquired grace and charm. Unsure of her identity, Jack once again falls in love with Mercy, and when he finally realizes that "Miss Wheeler" is his own wife, his happiness is ... +


The wealthy but weary Jack Henderson journeys to the Adirondacks on a hunting trip, where he accidentally shoots Mercy Baxter, a mountain girl, in the arm. Jack falls in love with the untutored Mercy, and despite his father's objections, he finally marries her. Mercy's strenuous efforts to become an educated and refined young wife fail miserably. After she embarrasses Jack before an old college chum, Jack admits to his father that he has made a mistake, and Mercy returns to her old mountain home. Under the name of Miss Wheeler, Mercy attends a boarding school, where she becomes the close friend of Jack's sister Edith. Invited by Edith to visit her family, Mercy impresses them all with her newly acquired grace and charm. Unsure of her identity, Jack once again falls in love with Mercy, and when he finally realizes that "Miss Wheeler" is his own wife, his happiness is complete. +

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

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