Just Pals (1920)

Western | November 1920

Director:

John Ford

Writer:

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Bimbo ... More Less

The working title of this film was Bimbo . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Dec 20
p. 107.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 2485.
MPN
27 Nov 20
p. 4163.
MPW
14 Aug 20
p. 1371.
MPW
4 Dec 20
p. 550.
Wid's
21 Nov 20
p. 15.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Bimbo
Release Date:
November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
14 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15829
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Bim, the good-natured town ne'er-do-well, has only one passion in life, his love for Mary Bruce, who is engaged to bank teller Harvey Cahill. One day, Bim rescues a small boy named Bill after he is thrown off a freight train and the pair become great friends. Meanwhile, Harvey, caught short in his accounts, persuades Mary to lend him the school memorial fund, thus placing her in a precarious position when the building committee requests the money. While trying to clear Mary's name of scandal, Bim learns that Cahill has been embezzling money from the bank, and after he averts a proposed robbery of the express office, Bim is made the town hero and given a generous reward. With the money, Bim buys a small farm, which he, Bill and Mary make their ... +


Bim, the good-natured town ne'er-do-well, has only one passion in life, his love for Mary Bruce, who is engaged to bank teller Harvey Cahill. One day, Bim rescues a small boy named Bill after he is thrown off a freight train and the pair become great friends. Meanwhile, Harvey, caught short in his accounts, persuades Mary to lend him the school memorial fund, thus placing her in a precarious position when the building committee requests the money. While trying to clear Mary's name of scandal, Bim learns that Cahill has been embezzling money from the bank, and after he averts a proposed robbery of the express office, Bim is made the town hero and given a generous reward. With the money, Bim buys a small farm, which he, Bill and Mary make their home. +

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