The Dixie Merchant (1926)

Comedy-drama | 7 March 1926

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HISTORY

The 10 Jan 1926 FD noted that Frank Beal, Onest Conly, and a thoroughbred racehorse named "Cherry Blossom" were among the cast, but they are not listed in credits.
       Twentieth Century-Fox produced another adaptation of the John Barry Benefield novel in 1939. Entitled The Chicken Wagon Family, that film was directed by Herbert I. Leeds and starred Jane Withers and Leo Carrillo (see ... More Less

The 10 Jan 1926 FD noted that Frank Beal, Onest Conly, and a thoroughbred racehorse named "Cherry Blossom" were among the cast, but they are not listed in credits.
       Twentieth Century-Fox produced another adaptation of the John Barry Benefield novel in 1939. Entitled The Chicken Wagon Family, that film was directed by Herbert I. Leeds and starred Jane Withers and Leo Carrillo (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Film Daily
10 Jan 1926
p. 10.
Film Daily
7 Mar 1926.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Chicken-Wagon Family by John Barry Benefield (New York, 1925).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 March 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 March 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22604
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,126
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Easygoing J. P. Fippany loses his home and takes to the road on a chickenwagon with his wife and daughter. The wagon is wrecked in an automobile collision involving Jimmy Pickett, who falls in love with daughter Aida, and through a misunderstanding involving Marseillaise, Fippany's racehorse, his wife Josephine and Aida go to live with relatives. The disconsolate Fippany sells Marseillaise to Jimmy's father, sends the money to his wife, then disappears. Meanwhile, Jimmy finds Aida and convinces her of his love. Marseillaise, badly driven in a race, loses a heat, but Fippany emerges and rides her to victory, following which there is a reconciliation between husband and ... +


Easygoing J. P. Fippany loses his home and takes to the road on a chickenwagon with his wife and daughter. The wagon is wrecked in an automobile collision involving Jimmy Pickett, who falls in love with daughter Aida, and through a misunderstanding involving Marseillaise, Fippany's racehorse, his wife Josephine and Aida go to live with relatives. The disconsolate Fippany sells Marseillaise to Jimmy's father, sends the money to his wife, then disappears. Meanwhile, Jimmy finds Aida and convinces her of his love. Marseillaise, badly driven in a race, loses a heat, but Fippany emerges and rides her to victory, following which there is a reconciliation between husband and wife. +

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