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Virginia Sale was named as a supporting cast member in the 3 June 1930 Film Daily. Later that month, a 23 June 1930 Exhibitors Daily Review and Motion Pictures Today brief stated that the film was “shooting” and referred to it as “Untitled” although A Man from Wyoming had previously been announced as the title in the 1 June 1930 issue of Paramount Around the World. Principal photography was likely completed earlier than mid-June 1930, since the 14 June 1930 Hollywood Filmograph published a review of a preview screening at the Westlake Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
       Theatrical release took place on 12 July 1930. Critical reception was mixed although reviews tended to agree that the title was a misnomer, suggesting a Western instead of a World War I film. ...

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Virginia Sale was named as a supporting cast member in the 3 June 1930 Film Daily. Later that month, a 23 June 1930 Exhibitors Daily Review and Motion Pictures Today brief stated that the film was “shooting” and referred to it as “Untitled” although A Man from Wyoming had previously been announced as the title in the 1 June 1930 issue of Paramount Around the World. Principal photography was likely completed earlier than mid-June 1930, since the 14 June 1930 Hollywood Filmograph published a review of a preview screening at the Westlake Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
       Theatrical release took place on 12 July 1930. Critical reception was mixed although reviews tended to agree that the title was a misnomer, suggesting a Western instead of a World War I film.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Daily Review and Motion Pictures Today
23 Jun 1930
p. 4
Exhibitors Herald-World
23 Jun 1930
p. 4
Exhibitors Herald-World
28 Jun 1930
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Exhibitors Herald-World
19 Jul 1930
p. 33
Film Daily
3 Jun 1930
p. 6
Film Daily
13 Jul 1930
p. 11
Hollywood Filmograph
7 Jun 1930
p. 9
Hollywood Filmograph
14 Jun 1930
p. 18
Inside Facts of Stage and Screene
7 Jun 1930
p. 5
New Movie Magazine
Oct 1930
p. 83
New York Times
12 Jul 1930
p. 16
Paramount Around the World
1 Jun 1930
p. 20
Paramount Around the World
1 Aug 1930
p. 10
Picture Play
Oct 1930
p. 68
Screenland
Oct 1930
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DETAILS
Release Date:
12 July 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Publix Corp.
12 July 1930
LP1416
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,989
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

With the declaration of war, Jim Baker and Jersey, his coworker, who are working on a bridge construction job in Wyoming, join the Army and are sent to France with the Engineer Corps. Impatient with the routine of her job, Patricia Hunter, an American society girl in the Ambulance Corps, goes AWOL and wanders into the territory held by Jim's company. He rescues her from enemy shellfire and reprimands her. At a rest camp they see much of each other, fall in love, and are secretly married. Later, when Jim is recalled to the front and she is about to be court-martialed for her absence, she reads of his death; and to drown her misery, she opens the family chateau to entertain servicemen. Jim, only wounded, is sent to the hospital and miscontrues her gaiety. He tries to persuade her to return with him to Wyoming, and when she refuses, he returns to the front. On the day of the Armistice, however, he finds her waiting for him in the town where they were ...

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With the declaration of war, Jim Baker and Jersey, his coworker, who are working on a bridge construction job in Wyoming, join the Army and are sent to France with the Engineer Corps. Impatient with the routine of her job, Patricia Hunter, an American society girl in the Ambulance Corps, goes AWOL and wanders into the territory held by Jim's company. He rescues her from enemy shellfire and reprimands her. At a rest camp they see much of each other, fall in love, and are secretly married. Later, when Jim is recalled to the front and she is about to be court-martialed for her absence, she reads of his death; and to drown her misery, she opens the family chateau to entertain servicemen. Jim, only wounded, is sent to the hospital and miscontrues her gaiety. He tries to persuade her to return with him to Wyoming, and when she refuses, he returns to the front. On the day of the Armistice, however, he finds her waiting for him in the town where they were married.

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