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The working title for this film was The Man from Make Believe ... More Less

The working title for this film was The Man from Make Believe . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Jul 20
p. 628.
MPN
17 Jul 20
p. 673.
MPW
5 Jun 20
p. 1361.
Pathé
23 Oct 20
pp. 1152-53.
Variety
2 Jul 20
p. 28.
Wid's
4 Jul 20
p. 7.
CAST
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Man from Make Believe" by Byron Morgan (publication undetermined).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Man from Make Believe
Release Date:
4 July 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
3 June 1920
Copyright Number:
LU15198
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,510
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Betty Jordan falls in love with Easterner Burke Randolph after seeing his performance in the Broadway hit A Western Knight . When Betty returns home to Montana, Sheriff Sims, her admirer, discovers her photographs of Burke and becomes jealous. Soon after, Burke's touring theater company comes to perform in a neighboring town. When Sims discovers Burke's proximity, he orders his arrest. Burke escapes but is recaptured by a posse. Just as they are about to lynch Burke, Betty rides in and rescues him by cutting the rope, reenacting a scene from the Broadway show. Burke then captures a band of bank robbers, and the sheriff, faced with his own duplicity, releases Burke, who becomes the town's hero and marries ... +


Betty Jordan falls in love with Easterner Burke Randolph after seeing his performance in the Broadway hit A Western Knight . When Betty returns home to Montana, Sheriff Sims, her admirer, discovers her photographs of Burke and becomes jealous. Soon after, Burke's touring theater company comes to perform in a neighboring town. When Sims discovers Burke's proximity, he orders his arrest. Burke escapes but is recaptured by a posse. Just as they are about to lynch Burke, Betty rides in and rescues him by cutting the rope, reenacting a scene from the Broadway show. Burke then captures a band of bank robbers, and the sheriff, faced with his own duplicity, releases Burke, who becomes the town's hero and marries Betty. +

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

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