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This was Irvin V. Willat's first independent ... More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Nov 20
p. 2393.
MPN
6 Nov 20
p. 3623.
MPW
6 Nov 20
p. 107.
New York Morning Telegraph
20 Jun 1920.
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Variety
29 Oct 20
p. 42.
Wid's
24 Oct 20
p. 3.
DETAILS
Release Date:
October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Willat Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
24 October 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15740
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nance Pelot is bravely trying to support herself and her father Joe, the town drunk, by playing piano in an unsavory roadside inn owned by Larry Shayne. Chet Todd, the son of a shopowner, is in love with Nance, but her reputation has been sullied by her profession, and so Chet's mother disapproves of her. Nance inherits a small farm from her mother, and when Shayne discovers that the property is valuable, he plots to cheat Nance out of her inheritance. After a series of misadventures, which include a revival meeting and a blinding snowstorm, Joe stops drinking and Chet rescues the farm from Shayne. When Nance sells the property, she gains a respectable income as well as the respect of the community and her future ... +


Nance Pelot is bravely trying to support herself and her father Joe, the town drunk, by playing piano in an unsavory roadside inn owned by Larry Shayne. Chet Todd, the son of a shopowner, is in love with Nance, but her reputation has been sullied by her profession, and so Chet's mother disapproves of her. Nance inherits a small farm from her mother, and when Shayne discovers that the property is valuable, he plots to cheat Nance out of her inheritance. After a series of misadventures, which include a revival meeting and a blinding snowstorm, Joe stops drinking and Chet rescues the farm from Shayne. When Nance sells the property, she gains a respectable income as well as the respect of the community and her future mother-in-law. +

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