The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1920)

Drama | February 1920

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HISTORY

Prior to its publication in book form, John Fox Jr.'s novel The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come was serialized in Scribner's Magazine from 1902--1903. The story was filmed again in 1928 by First National Pictures, starring Richard Barthelmess and directed by Alfred Santell and in 1961 as a Twentieth Century-Fox release, starring Jimmie Rodgers and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen (see entries ... More Less

Prior to its publication in book form, John Fox Jr.'s novel The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come was serialized in Scribner's Magazine from 1902--1903. The story was filmed again in 1928 by First National Pictures, starring Richard Barthelmess and directed by Alfred Santell and in 1961 as a Twentieth Century-Fox release, starring Jimmie Rodgers and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen (see entries below). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Feb 20
p. 1321.
MPN
28 Feb 20
p. 2181.
MPW
24 Jan 20
p. 510, ad insert.
MPW
2 Dec 22
p. 457.
New York Morning Telegraph
22 Feb 1920.
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Variety
20 Feb 20
p. 40.
Wid's
22 Feb 20
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
February 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 February 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14742
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,830
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When Chad, a mountain waif, comes to the Valley of Kingdom Come, the boy's poverty and high spirits attract the childless Major Buford. Upon discovering that Chad is a distant relative, Buford becomes his mentor, and the boy is initiated into Southern aristocracy. When rumors arise of his illegitimacy, Chad leaves behind the charms of Southern belle Margaret Dean and returns to the hills. Through the self-sacrificing effort of Melissa, a mountain girl who loves him and gives up her love for Chad's happiness, his name is cleared. After he returns to Lexington, the Civil War breaks out with Chad and Harry Dean joining the Union forces while the remaining Bufords and Deans side with the Confederacy. Chad's squad is sent to search the Dean's house where Dan Dean is captured and sentenced to death. Through Chad's efforts, Dan's life is spared. When peace comes, Margaret reconciles the opposing blue and grey forces, and the couple is reunited. Melissa returns to the mountains content that Chad is ... +


When Chad, a mountain waif, comes to the Valley of Kingdom Come, the boy's poverty and high spirits attract the childless Major Buford. Upon discovering that Chad is a distant relative, Buford becomes his mentor, and the boy is initiated into Southern aristocracy. When rumors arise of his illegitimacy, Chad leaves behind the charms of Southern belle Margaret Dean and returns to the hills. Through the self-sacrificing effort of Melissa, a mountain girl who loves him and gives up her love for Chad's happiness, his name is cleared. After he returns to Lexington, the Civil War breaks out with Chad and Harry Dean joining the Union forces while the remaining Bufords and Deans side with the Confederacy. Chad's squad is sent to search the Dean's house where Dan Dean is captured and sentenced to death. Through Chad's efforts, Dan's life is spared. When peace comes, Margaret reconciles the opposing blue and grey forces, and the couple is reunited. Melissa returns to the mountains content that Chad is happy. +

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