Heart O' the Hills (1919)

Comedy-drama | 17 November 1919

Director:

Sidney A. Franklin

Production Designer:

Max Parker

Production Company:

Mary Pickford Co.
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HISTORY

Some scenes in the film were shot in the San Bernardino mountains near Redlands, CA. It is unclear whether Alfred L. Werker served as assistant director, casting director, or ... More Less

Some scenes in the film were shot in the San Bernardino mountains near Redlands, CA. It is unclear whether Alfred L. Werker served as assistant director, casting director, or both. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Dec 19
p. 169.
MPN
13 Dec 19
p. 4329.
MPW
13 Dec 19
p. 853.
New York Morning Telegraph
23 Nov 1919.
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New York Times
1 Dec 19
p. 9.
Variety
5 Dec 19
p. 61.
Wid's
7 Dec 19
p. 7.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A First National Special
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. (New York, 1913).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Mary Pickford Co.
Copyright Date:
10 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14406
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,329
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wild thirteen-year-old Mavis Hawn of the Kentucky hills practices sharpshooting with her chum, Jason Honeycutt, to avenge the death of her father, shot by an unknown man. When city capitalists, assisted by Jason's stepfather, try to rob Mavis' mother and others of their coal-rich lands, Mavis joins the Night Riders to drive the outsiders away. Honeycutt accuses Mavis of murdering the leader, but her case is dismissed when the jury and some of the spectators all plead guilty to the crime. After Honeycutt marries Mavis' mother, Mavis and Jason leave the hills to be educated. Mavis goes with a coal magnate whose son tries to court her, while Jason goes to the city where he has the chance to marry a cultured city girl. After six years, they return and overhear Mavis' mother accuse Honeycutt of killing Mavis' father. After they rescue her from Honeycutt's brutal attack by simultaneously shooting him, their reunion turns to ... +


Wild thirteen-year-old Mavis Hawn of the Kentucky hills practices sharpshooting with her chum, Jason Honeycutt, to avenge the death of her father, shot by an unknown man. When city capitalists, assisted by Jason's stepfather, try to rob Mavis' mother and others of their coal-rich lands, Mavis joins the Night Riders to drive the outsiders away. Honeycutt accuses Mavis of murdering the leader, but her case is dismissed when the jury and some of the spectators all plead guilty to the crime. After Honeycutt marries Mavis' mother, Mavis and Jason leave the hills to be educated. Mavis goes with a coal magnate whose son tries to court her, while Jason goes to the city where he has the chance to marry a cultured city girl. After six years, they return and overhear Mavis' mother accuse Honeycutt of killing Mavis' father. After they rescue her from Honeycutt's brutal attack by simultaneously shooting him, their reunion turns to love. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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