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DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Jul 1916
p. 269
MPN
29 Jul 1916
p. 633
MPW
29 Jul 1916
p. 805, 843
NYDM
25 Feb 1916
p. 23
Wid's
10 Aug 1916
p. 778
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 July 1916
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Rolfe Photoplays, Inc.
15 July 1916
LP8715
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Rather than face Glad Mason, the mail-order bride who he is sure will be hideously ugly, "Happy Jack" Lewis signs over his mine to her as a peace offering and then leaves town. Then, a forgetful "Happy Jack" sells the mine to the unscrupulous W. E. Willet, who has inside information, unavailable even to "Happy Jack," that the mine is worth a fortune. Finally, "Happy Jack" returns to town, and instantly falls in love with Glad. Before the wedding can take place, however, Willet has "Happy Jack" arrested for selling him a mine that was not his to sell. Glad gives the mine to Willet when he agrees to drop the charge, but then it is revealed that Willet's information is wrong: the real gold mine is on the land that was willed to Glad by her father. So, although he loses his mine, "Happy Jack" gets a millionaire wife in ...

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Rather than face Glad Mason, the mail-order bride who he is sure will be hideously ugly, "Happy Jack" Lewis signs over his mine to her as a peace offering and then leaves town. Then, a forgetful "Happy Jack" sells the mine to the unscrupulous W. E. Willet, who has inside information, unavailable even to "Happy Jack," that the mine is worth a fortune. Finally, "Happy Jack" returns to town, and instantly falls in love with Glad. Before the wedding can take place, however, Willet has "Happy Jack" arrested for selling him a mine that was not his to sell. Glad gives the mine to Willet when he agrees to drop the charge, but then it is revealed that Willet's information is wrong: the real gold mine is on the land that was willed to Glad by her father. So, although he loses his mine, "Happy Jack" gets a millionaire wife in exchange.

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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