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The title of this film was changed from The Empty Paradise , the title of the original ... More Less

The title of this film was changed from The Empty Paradise , the title of the original story. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Dec 19
p. 67.
MPN
27 Dec 19
p. 268.
MPW
27 Dec 19
p. 1186.
New York Morning Telegraph
18 Jan 19
pp. 385-86.
Variety
19 Dec 19
p. 45.
Wid's
28 Sep 19
p. 5.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Empty Paradise
Release Date:
13 December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 September 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14212
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,969
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

After her father's death, a girl who is left with a circus where she performs chores such as manicuring an elephant's nails, is named Jinx by Bull Hogarth, the owner, who blames her for the circus' hard luck. When the star attraction, Rory Bory Alice, upset that she has not been paid for weeks, leaves, Jinx attempts Alice's serpentine dance to impress two prospective buyers. When she gets entangled in gauze, however, Hogarth's anger causes Jazbo, the wild man, who is actually Slicker Evans, and in love with Jinx, to break out and disrupt the crowd. Jinx escapes to a farm house where Aunt Tina Carbery raises seven orphans. Jinx helps out and entertains them with her own back yard circus until Hogarth drunkenly demands that she tell him where Alice went. Although Aunt Tina suspects for a while that Jinx is trying to seduce her sweetheart Sheriff Jepson, at the end, the sheriff marries Tina, and Slicker, who saves Jinx from Hogarth's beating, is accepted by ... +


After her father's death, a girl who is left with a circus where she performs chores such as manicuring an elephant's nails, is named Jinx by Bull Hogarth, the owner, who blames her for the circus' hard luck. When the star attraction, Rory Bory Alice, upset that she has not been paid for weeks, leaves, Jinx attempts Alice's serpentine dance to impress two prospective buyers. When she gets entangled in gauze, however, Hogarth's anger causes Jazbo, the wild man, who is actually Slicker Evans, and in love with Jinx, to break out and disrupt the crowd. Jinx escapes to a farm house where Aunt Tina Carbery raises seven orphans. Jinx helps out and entertains them with her own back yard circus until Hogarth drunkenly demands that she tell him where Alice went. Although Aunt Tina suspects for a while that Jinx is trying to seduce her sweetheart Sheriff Jepson, at the end, the sheriff marries Tina, and Slicker, who saves Jinx from Hogarth's beating, is accepted by her. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Rural


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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