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The 8 Sep 1923 Motion Picture News and 15 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that the film was previously titled A Man. It was reviewed as Kentucky Days in the 22 Dec 1923 Exhibitors Herald.
       An earlier Fox film, The Village Blacksmith (1923, see entry), had originally been called Kentucky Days. ... More Less

The 8 Sep 1923 Motion Picture News and 15 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that the film was previously titled A Man. It was reviewed as Kentucky Days in the 22 Dec 1923 Exhibitors Herald.
       An earlier Fox film, The Village Blacksmith (1923, see entry), had originally been called Kentucky Days. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
22 Dec 1923
p. 43.
Exhibitors Trade Review
15 Sep 1923
p. 710.
Motion Picture News
8 Sep 1923
p. 1184.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Man
Release Date:
2 December 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 November 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19657
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,508
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1853, young Southerner Don Buckner goes west in search of gold to recoup his dwindling fortune, spent mostly on his new bride, Elizabeth. During the years of his absence he fails to communicate with his wife or his mother Margarite, even when he strikes gold, because he hopes to make this good fortune a surprise. His cousin, infatuated with Elizabeth, tries to persuade her that Don is dead and forcibly kisses her. Margarite, thinking her daughter-in-law is unfaithful, dies of a broken heart. Don returns, sees his mother's grave, and learns of his wife's "infidelity." He kills his cousin in a duel, orders Elizabeth from his house, frees his slaves, sets fire to his house, and decides to return to California alone. His wife, however, persuades him to take her along. Don realizes he still loves her when she becomes lost in a sandstorm. He finds Elizabeth, and they continue on to California reunited in ... +


In 1853, young Southerner Don Buckner goes west in search of gold to recoup his dwindling fortune, spent mostly on his new bride, Elizabeth. During the years of his absence he fails to communicate with his wife or his mother Margarite, even when he strikes gold, because he hopes to make this good fortune a surprise. His cousin, infatuated with Elizabeth, tries to persuade her that Don is dead and forcibly kisses her. Margarite, thinking her daughter-in-law is unfaithful, dies of a broken heart. Don returns, sees his mother's grave, and learns of his wife's "infidelity." He kills his cousin in a duel, orders Elizabeth from his house, frees his slaves, sets fire to his house, and decides to return to California alone. His wife, however, persuades him to take her along. Don realizes he still loves her when she becomes lost in a sandstorm. He finds Elizabeth, and they continue on to California reunited in love. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Historical


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

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