Red, White and Blue Blood (1917)

Comedy | 24 December 1917

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HISTORY

Some sources spell the last names of Spaulding and Molloy-Smythe differently. The character played by Francis X. Bushman was called John Smith in some reviews and John Spaulding in others. According to publicity material in the copyright descriptions, the film included a fox hunt shot near the famous Meadow Hunt Club in Long Island, and several well-known members of Long Island society appeared in golf ... More Less

Some sources spell the last names of Spaulding and Molloy-Smythe differently. The character played by Francis X. Bushman was called John Smith in some reviews and John Spaulding in others. According to publicity material in the copyright descriptions, the film included a fox hunt shot near the famous Meadow Hunt Club in Long Island, and several well-known members of Long Island society appeared in golf scenes. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Dec 17
p. 171.
ETR
5 Jan 18
p. 445, 449
MPW
12 Jan 18
p. 243, 275
Variety
21 Jul 17
p. 473.
Wid's
27 Dec 17
p. 822.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11848
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Spaulding saves Helen Molloy-Smythe and her mother, who has recently acquired great wealth, from a train robbery while they are on vacation out West. Some time later, John returns to his father's country estate on Long Island and again saves Helen when she almost drowns. The two fall in love, but when John learns that Helen has a reputation as a society coquette, he plans to teach her a lesson in humility. Learning of his plan, Helen retaliates by accepting the proposal of the fortune-hunting Count Berratti. All ends happily, however, when John saves Helen for a third time and she trades the count's proposal for ... +


John Spaulding saves Helen Molloy-Smythe and her mother, who has recently acquired great wealth, from a train robbery while they are on vacation out West. Some time later, John returns to his father's country estate on Long Island and again saves Helen when she almost drowns. The two fall in love, but when John learns that Helen has a reputation as a society coquette, he plans to teach her a lesson in humility. Learning of his plan, Helen retaliates by accepting the proposal of the fortune-hunting Count Berratti. All ends happily, however, when John saves Helen for a third time and she trades the count's proposal for his. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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