The Silent Lie (1917)

Drama | 28 May 1917

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writer:

C. B. Clapp

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Larry Evans' story may have been written for the screen. The synopsis included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled The Trail of Happiness . Some character names are different in this synopsis. This film was re-issued by Fox in 1920 as Camille of the Yukon ... More Less

Larry Evans' story may have been written for the screen. The synopsis included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled The Trail of Happiness . Some character names are different in this synopsis. This film was re-issued by Fox in 1920 as Camille of the Yukon . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Jun 17
p. 122.
MPN
23 Jun 17
p. 3946.
MPW
23 Jun 17
p. 1947.
NYDM
11 Feb 21
p. 41.
Wid's
28 Jun 17
p. 410.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Conahan" by Larry Evans (publication undetermined).
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DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Camille of the Yukon
The Trail of Happiness
Release Date:
28 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10837
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lady Lou is forced by Hatfield, her cruel foster father, into the dance hall life at a brutal lumber camp. Through the efforts of a stranger who is secretly in love with her, Lou escapes to a neighboring camp where she meets and marries the lumberjack Conahan without telling him of her past. Lou's unsavory past is finally revealed in a confrontation with her foster father, and her husband turns from her in disgust. She is once again saved by the stranger's intervention when he tells Conahan the truth about the girl's life. After Conahan's and Lou's reconciliation, the stranger, no longer needed, wanders alone into the ... +


Lady Lou is forced by Hatfield, her cruel foster father, into the dance hall life at a brutal lumber camp. Through the efforts of a stranger who is secretly in love with her, Lou escapes to a neighboring camp where she meets and marries the lumberjack Conahan without telling him of her past. Lou's unsavory past is finally revealed in a confrontation with her foster father, and her husband turns from her in disgust. She is once again saved by the stranger's intervention when he tells Conahan the truth about the girl's life. After Conahan's and Lou's reconciliation, the stranger, no longer needed, wanders alone into the snow. +

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Sub-genre:
Northwest


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Legend
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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