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The working title of this film was Joan of Rainbow Springs ... More Less

The working title of this film was Joan of Rainbow Springs . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
14 Aug 20
p. 1373.
MPN
18 Sep 20
p. 2244.
MPN
6 Nov 20
p. 3565.
MPN
20 Nov 20
p. 3883.
MPN
18 Dec 20
p. 4677.
Variety
18 Feb 21
p. 41.
Wid's
12 Dec 20
p. 23.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Joan of Rainbow Springs by Frances Marian Mitchell (Boston, 1911).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Joan of Rainbow Springs
Release Date:
November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
24 October 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15747
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,340
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On Christmas Eve, Joan runs away from a cruel woman who had taken her from an orphanage and finds shelter at the White's mansion. Joan saves Rodney White from killing himself because he is a victim of the white plague. Impressed with Joan's faith, Rodney adopts her, taking her out West with his aunt in hopes of recovering his health. There, at an Indian settlement, they discover that Major Philips is selling whiskey to the Indians; Philips retaliates by hiring the Indian Chawa to kill Rodney and kidnap Joan. Rodney is only injured, however, and with the aid of the hermit Dr. Norman, recovers. They eventually rescue Joan from her kidnapper, Rodney learns that he is cured, and he and Joan fall in ... +


On Christmas Eve, Joan runs away from a cruel woman who had taken her from an orphanage and finds shelter at the White's mansion. Joan saves Rodney White from killing himself because he is a victim of the white plague. Impressed with Joan's faith, Rodney adopts her, taking her out West with his aunt in hopes of recovering his health. There, at an Indian settlement, they discover that Major Philips is selling whiskey to the Indians; Philips retaliates by hiring the Indian Chawa to kill Rodney and kidnap Joan. Rodney is only injured, however, and with the aid of the hermit Dr. Norman, recovers. They eventually rescue Joan from her kidnapper, Rodney learns that he is cured, and he and Joan fall in love. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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