The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1923)

Drama | 15 April 1923

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HISTORY

Mary Miles Minter's final film. A former child star who had grown into a successful adult career, Minter was nineteen when she was involved in the 1 Feb 1922 murder of film director William Desmond Taylor at his bungalow at 404 Alvarado in Los Angeles. Though not a suspect in his shooting, she was devastated by the scandal surrounding her affair with the much older director, and attendance of her films dropped off. ... More Less

Mary Miles Minter's final film. A former child star who had grown into a successful adult career, Minter was nineteen when she was involved in the 1 Feb 1922 murder of film director William Desmond Taylor at his bungalow at 404 Alvarado in Los Angeles. Though not a suspect in his shooting, she was devastated by the scandal surrounding her affair with the much older director, and attendance of her films dropped off. More Less

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LITERARY
Based on the play The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John William Fox, Eugene Walter (New York, 1908) The Trail of the Lonesome Pine , 29 Jan 1912).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 April 1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: ca18 March 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 March 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18853
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,500, 5,695
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

June Tolliver, whose family has long feuded with the Falins, falls in love with engineer John Hale when he comes to their mountain town. John sends her to the city to be educated with the promise of marriage when she returns. Because John is appointed deputy he tries to remain neutral, but he finds the Falins supporting him when June's Uncle Rufe is accused of murder. June is called to testify during his trial but does not perjure herself for Rufe's sake. To prevent a Tolliver from being hanged, Jud Tolliver has Rufe shot. John is also injured, but June's pleading finally brings an end to the ... +


June Tolliver, whose family has long feuded with the Falins, falls in love with engineer John Hale when he comes to their mountain town. John sends her to the city to be educated with the promise of marriage when she returns. Because John is appointed deputy he tries to remain neutral, but he finds the Falins supporting him when June's Uncle Rufe is accused of murder. June is called to testify during his trial but does not perjure herself for Rufe's sake. To prevent a Tolliver from being hanged, Jud Tolliver has Rufe shot. John is also injured, but June's pleading finally brings an end to the feud. +

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