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The story included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "A Man's Revenge." The film opened in New York on 10 Sep 1917 and was released on the open market as an individual attraction. Wid's credits Chester B. Clapp with the scenario, while other sources credit director Walsh. Wid's also gives the length as 10 parts. Walsh, in his autobiography, related that 30 Sioux Indians from the Pine Ridge agency in South Dakota appeared in the film, and some injuries were suffered when a chief used a real tomahawk in a battle scene rather than a rubber-tipped ... More Less

The story included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "A Man's Revenge." The film opened in New York on 10 Sep 1917 and was released on the open market as an individual attraction. Wid's credits Chester B. Clapp with the scenario, while other sources credit director Walsh. Wid's also gives the length as 10 parts. Walsh, in his autobiography, related that 30 Sioux Indians from the Pine Ridge agency in South Dakota appeared in the film, and some injuries were suffered when a chief used a real tomahawk in a battle scene rather than a rubber-tipped one. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
13 Oct 17
p. 783.
MPN
29 Sep 17
p. 2205.
MPW
11 Aug 17
pp. 904-05.
MPW
29 Sep 17
p. 2006.
MPW
13 Oct 17
p. 297.
New York Times
11 Sep 17
p. 11.
NYDM
22 Sep 17
p. 25.
Variety
21 Sep 17
p. 44.
Wid's
25 Oct 17
pp. 678-79.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
9 September 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11362
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The young Sam Houston leads a contented life among the Cherokee Indians until he meets proud Eliza Allen, the blue blooded "rose of Tennessee." In order to win Eliza's favor, Sam enters politics and climbs his way to the office of governor of Tennessee. In his second term, Eliza consents to marry him. His happiness is short lived however, when he discovers that her reason for marriage was to attain the status of first lady. Heartbroken, Houston leaves her and goes to Texas, where he is followed by the repentant Eliza. But before she can reach him, Eliza is forced by a marauding band of Mexicans to take refuge in a convent. Houston, with the aid of his faithful Cherokees, drives the Mexicans to the convent where he arrives just in time to save Eliza from an assault at the hands of the Mexican leader. It is there that he discovers his wife's love, and together they start over to seek happiness and ... +


The young Sam Houston leads a contented life among the Cherokee Indians until he meets proud Eliza Allen, the blue blooded "rose of Tennessee." In order to win Eliza's favor, Sam enters politics and climbs his way to the office of governor of Tennessee. In his second term, Eliza consents to marry him. His happiness is short lived however, when he discovers that her reason for marriage was to attain the status of first lady. Heartbroken, Houston leaves her and goes to Texas, where he is followed by the repentant Eliza. But before she can reach him, Eliza is forced by a marauding band of Mexicans to take refuge in a convent. Houston, with the aid of his faithful Cherokees, drives the Mexicans to the convent where he arrives just in time to save Eliza from an assault at the hands of the Mexican leader. It is there that he discovers his wife's love, and together they start over to seek happiness and fame. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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