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Some scenes in this film were shot in New ... More Less

Some scenes in this film were shot in New Orleans. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Nov 19
p. 2059.
MPN
15 Nov 19
p. 3642.
MPW
15 Nov 19
p. 363.
New York Morning Telegraph
21 Dec 1919.
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Variety
7 Nov 19
p. 97.
Wid's
23 Nov 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Wm. S. Hart Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
8 September 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14179
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,049
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Boss lumberjack John Haynes, nicknamed Hardwood, receives notification that he has inherited a "modiste" shop in New Orleans. Not knowing what this is, John is flabbergasted when he sees the dress shop window. After John offers to board with Judge Clay Emerson Meredith and pay eight weeks in advance so that the Judge can buy his granddaughter Caroline a graduation dress, John falls in love with her, but even though he buys fancy clothes, his rough manners put her off. Not confident to run his shop, John works as the store detective and is saved from a runaway elevator by wealthy, dissolute Wayne Page, who courts Caroline. When Rosalie Andre, the shop's clerk, tries to drown herself because of an affair with Page, John rescues her, but she dies later. When the papers blame John, he remains silent to protect Page. Although the Judge and Caroline decide to throw John out, after a letter from Rosalie arrives explaining what happened, John wins ... +


Boss lumberjack John Haynes, nicknamed Hardwood, receives notification that he has inherited a "modiste" shop in New Orleans. Not knowing what this is, John is flabbergasted when he sees the dress shop window. After John offers to board with Judge Clay Emerson Meredith and pay eight weeks in advance so that the Judge can buy his granddaughter Caroline a graduation dress, John falls in love with her, but even though he buys fancy clothes, his rough manners put her off. Not confident to run his shop, John works as the store detective and is saved from a runaway elevator by wealthy, dissolute Wayne Page, who courts Caroline. When Rosalie Andre, the shop's clerk, tries to drown herself because of an affair with Page, John rescues her, but she dies later. When the papers blame John, he remains silent to protect Page. Although the Judge and Caroline decide to throw John out, after a letter from Rosalie arrives explaining what happened, John wins Caroline. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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