Her Fighting Chance (1917)

Drama | 1917

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HISTORY

Although the film was originally seven reels long, it was released at five ... More Less

Although the film was originally seven reels long, it was released at five reels. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 May 17
p. 1748.
Motog
2 Jun 17
p. 1173.
MPN
2 Jun 17
p. 3459.
MPW
2 Jun 17
p. 1457.
NYDM
26 May 17
p. 28.
Variety
18 May 17
p. 1748.
Wid's
16 Aug 17
p. 522.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Fiddling Man" by James Oliver Curwood in Every Week (16 Apr 1917) and in his collection Back to God's Country and Other Stories (New York, 1920).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Corporal Blake is sent to apprehend the murderer of François Breault. All evidence points to Jan Thoreau as the guilty man. Blake arrives at Thoreau's cabin while he is away and is greeted by his wife Marie. Posing as a friend of her husband, Blake learns that Thoreau and Breault had quarreled shortly before the murder. This, together with Breault's dying accusation that Thoreau was his murderer, seems undeniable evidence. Blake, fascinated by Marie, agrees to let Thoreau escape, providing that she become his mistress. After much anguish, she consents. When Thoreau arrives, Blake arrests him but during the night Marie helps him escape. Blake goes in pursuit. In the meantime, officers at the post have received the dying confession of Pastamoo that he committed the murder. They hurry to Thoreau's cabin where the chase has led pursuer and pursued around in a circle and back to the cabin. Blake mistakes another officer for Thoreau and fires at him. The officer returns the shot, killing Blake. Thoreau and Marie then learn that they are free from ... +


Corporal Blake is sent to apprehend the murderer of François Breault. All evidence points to Jan Thoreau as the guilty man. Blake arrives at Thoreau's cabin while he is away and is greeted by his wife Marie. Posing as a friend of her husband, Blake learns that Thoreau and Breault had quarreled shortly before the murder. This, together with Breault's dying accusation that Thoreau was his murderer, seems undeniable evidence. Blake, fascinated by Marie, agrees to let Thoreau escape, providing that she become his mistress. After much anguish, she consents. When Thoreau arrives, Blake arrests him but during the night Marie helps him escape. Blake goes in pursuit. In the meantime, officers at the post have received the dying confession of Pastamoo that he committed the murder. They hurry to Thoreau's cabin where the chase has led pursuer and pursued around in a circle and back to the cabin. Blake mistakes another officer for Thoreau and fires at him. The officer returns the shot, killing Blake. Thoreau and Marie then learn that they are free from suspicion. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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