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       Big Dan was restored by Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation with support from the American Film Institute (AFI) and University of California, Los Angeles ... More Less

       Big Dan was restored by Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation with support from the American Film Institute (AFI) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). More Less

DETAILS
Release Date:
14 October 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 October 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19539
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,934
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Dan O'Hara, known as "Big Dan," returns from the war, and finding that his wife has left him, turns his home into a boys' camp and begins to train boxers. He meets Dora Allen, rescues her from an unwanted suitor, and gives her shelter in the camp. For a time, their relationship, which has become serious, is complicated by the intrusion of another suitor and by a woman who informs Dora that O'Hara is already married. The wife dies, however, and O'Hara wins ... +


Dan O'Hara, known as "Big Dan," returns from the war, and finding that his wife has left him, turns his home into a boys' camp and begins to train boxers. He meets Dora Allen, rescues her from an unwanted suitor, and gives her shelter in the camp. For a time, their relationship, which has become serious, is complicated by the intrusion of another suitor and by a woman who informs Dora that O'Hara is already married. The wife dies, however, and O'Hara wins Dora. +

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

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