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The film was shot under the working title That Lass O' Lowrie's or That Lass O' Lowries , and may have been titled The Secret of Love at one point. Universal remade it seven years later under the title The Flame of Life (1923, see ... More Less

The film was shot under the working title That Lass O' Lowrie's or That Lass O' Lowries , and may have been titled The Secret of Love at one point. Universal remade it seven years later under the title The Flame of Life (1923, see entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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DATE
PAGE
MPN
1 Jan 16
p. 43.
MPN
12 Feb 16
p. 870.
MPW
12 Feb 16
p. 974.
MPW
8 Jul 16
p. 265.
Variety
4 Feb 16
p. 29.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel That Lass o' Lowrie's by Frances Hodgson Burnett (New York, 1877).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Secret of Love
That Lass o' Lowrie's
Release Date:
January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
7 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7381
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

In an English mining town during the 1870's, Joan Lowrie falls in love with Fergus Derrick, the new chief engineer who vows to improve working conditions. Joan's father Don, however, runs the mine and likes conditions just as they are. As a result, he quickly learns to detest the crusading Fergus, even to the point of trying to murder him. Joan saves Fergus, however, after which Don is killed by one of the workers whom he habitually mistreated. Don's death removes the only impediment to Joan's romance as well as to improvements in the mine, and so, while Joan and Fergus make plans for their marriage, plans also are developed to make the mine safer and more ... +


In an English mining town during the 1870's, Joan Lowrie falls in love with Fergus Derrick, the new chief engineer who vows to improve working conditions. Joan's father Don, however, runs the mine and likes conditions just as they are. As a result, he quickly learns to detest the crusading Fergus, even to the point of trying to murder him. Joan saves Fergus, however, after which Don is killed by one of the workers whom he habitually mistreated. Don's death removes the only impediment to Joan's romance as well as to improvements in the mine, and so, while Joan and Fergus make plans for their marriage, plans also are developed to make the mine safer and more efficient. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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