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The 22 Dec 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that Gladys Hulette had just finished her part in Innocent, the working title of The Night Messenger, at Universal City, CA.
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The 22 Dec 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that Gladys Hulette had just finished her part in Innocent, the working title of The Night Messenger, at Universal City, CA.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
22 Dec 1923
p. 27
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Innocent
Release Date:
17 March 1924
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Pictures
21 February 1924
LP19945
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,591
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

The Lefferts-Longstreet feud is renewed when young Harney Lefferts is shot accidentally by Lem Beeman, telegraph operator and suitor of Elsie Lefferts. Evidence points to Lee Longstreet, Elsie's true love, and Beeman does not confess until Lee is tried, convicted, and sentenced to die. Then, in a heroic act, Beeman telegraphs his confession to the prison, thereby halting the execution. He saves Lee but loses his own life when he goes out in a storm to repair damaged lines. The feud is ended, and Lee marries ...

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The Lefferts-Longstreet feud is renewed when young Harney Lefferts is shot accidentally by Lem Beeman, telegraph operator and suitor of Elsie Lefferts. Evidence points to Lee Longstreet, Elsie's true love, and Beeman does not confess until Lee is tried, convicted, and sentenced to die. Then, in a heroic act, Beeman telegraphs his confession to the prison, thereby halting the execution. He saves Lee but loses his own life when he goes out in a storm to repair damaged lines. The feud is ended, and Lee marries Elsie.

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Sub-genre:
Rural


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

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