The Red, Red Heart (1918)

Western | 8 April 1918

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HISTORY

The film's working title was The Heart of the Desert ...

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The film's working title was The Heart of the Desert .

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jan 18
p. 663.
ETR
6 Apr 18
p. 1467.
MPN
9 Mar 18
p. 1453.
MPN
13 Apr 18
p. 2206, 2257
MPW
13 Apr 18
p. 281, 285-86.
NYDM
6 Apr 18
p. 24.
Variety
29 Mar 18
p. 46.
Wid's
18 Apr 18
p. 1086.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Heart of the Desert ( Kut-le of the Desert ) by Honore McCue Willsie Morrow (New York, 1913).
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Heart of the Desert
Release Date:
8 April 1918
Copyright Info
Claimant
DATE
CopyrightNumber
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
15 March 1918
LP12187
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Concerned about the failing health of Rhoda Tuttle, his fiancée, John DeWitt takes her to the lavish Arizona home of his friends, Jack and Katherine Newman. Although the Newmans try to cheer Rhoda, who has lost her parents in a train wreck, she remains listless and melancholy. While walking in the desert, Rhoda is bitten by a tarantula but is saved by Kut-le, a Yale-educated Indian employed as a superintendent on Newman's irrigation project. Because of his strong belief in the curative effects of life in the desert, Kut-le kidnaps Rhoda and forces her to live in a manner far removed from the comforts and confinements of civilization. Outraged, John and Kut-le's enemy, Billy Porter, search for Rhoda, but after they finally defeat the Indian in a fierce fight, she declares that she prefers to remain with the man who helped her to regain the joy of ...

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Concerned about the failing health of Rhoda Tuttle, his fiancée, John DeWitt takes her to the lavish Arizona home of his friends, Jack and Katherine Newman. Although the Newmans try to cheer Rhoda, who has lost her parents in a train wreck, she remains listless and melancholy. While walking in the desert, Rhoda is bitten by a tarantula but is saved by Kut-le, a Yale-educated Indian employed as a superintendent on Newman's irrigation project. Because of his strong belief in the curative effects of life in the desert, Kut-le kidnaps Rhoda and forces her to live in a manner far removed from the comforts and confinements of civilization. Outraged, John and Kut-le's enemy, Billy Porter, search for Rhoda, but after they finally defeat the Indian in a fierce fight, she declares that she prefers to remain with the man who helped her to regain the joy of living.

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