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A studio chart in the 12 Aug 1922 Camera noted that Timber, the working title, was in its sixth week of production.
       Actress Anna Q. Nilsson was severely burned while filming on location near San Fernando, CA, on 28 Aug 1922, the 31 Aug 1922 FD reported. "A six acre plot of ground was soaked with 700 gallons of gasoline and set afire for a scene in which Miss Nilsson was to drive a locomotive through the flames." Cameraman Percy Hilburn, filming the scene from an asbestos cabinet built on the side of the locomotive near the boiler, was also injured, along with actor Craig Ward.
       A half-page advetisement for the Bell & Howell Company in the Nov 1923 AmCin revealed that it supplied nineteen of the twenty cameras used to capture the forest fire scenes in Hearts Aflame. The ad contains a photograph of the camera team and two of its camera ... More Less

A studio chart in the 12 Aug 1922 Camera noted that Timber, the working title, was in its sixth week of production.
       Actress Anna Q. Nilsson was severely burned while filming on location near San Fernando, CA, on 28 Aug 1922, the 31 Aug 1922 FD reported. "A six acre plot of ground was soaked with 700 gallons of gasoline and set afire for a scene in which Miss Nilsson was to drive a locomotive through the flames." Cameraman Percy Hilburn, filming the scene from an asbestos cabinet built on the side of the locomotive near the boiler, was also injured, along with actor Craig Ward.
       A half-page advetisement for the Bell & Howell Company in the Nov 1923 AmCin revealed that it supplied nineteen of the twenty cameras used to capture the forest fire scenes in Hearts Aflame. The ad contains a photograph of the camera team and two of its camera towers. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Nov 1923
p. 18.
Camera
12 Aug 1922
p. 11.
Film Daily
31 Aug 1922
p. 2.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Timber
Release Date:
1 January 1923
Production Date:
began early July 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Louis B. Mayer Productions
Copyright Date:
9 January 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18571
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,110
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Retired lumberman Luke Taylor sends his reluctant son, John, to Michigan to clear a logjam. There he meets and falls in love with Helen Foraker, who refuses to sell her acres of timber unless the buyer promises to replant the trees. Both Luke and uncrupulous Jim Harris try to force her to sell without agreeing to her conditions, and Harris starts a forest fire. After the fire is halted Luke agrees to replant and gives the couple his ... +


Retired lumberman Luke Taylor sends his reluctant son, John, to Michigan to clear a logjam. There he meets and falls in love with Helen Foraker, who refuses to sell her acres of timber unless the buyer promises to replant the trees. Both Luke and uncrupulous Jim Harris try to force her to sell without agreeing to her conditions, and Harris starts a forest fire. After the fire is halted Luke agrees to replant and gives the couple his blessing. +

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