A Desert Wooing (1918)

Drama | 23 June 1918

Director:

Jerry Storm

Production Designer:

G. Harold Percival

Production Company:

Thomas H. Ince Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was The Desert Mating ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Desert Mating . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Jun 1918
p. 197.
MPN
29 Jun 1918
p. 3874, 3949
MPW
29 Jun 1918
p. 1890, 1895
NYDM
25 May 1918
p. 739.
Variety
5 Jul 1918
p. 30.
Wid's
16 Jun 1918
pp. 31-32.
CAST
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Desert Mating
Release Date:
23 June 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 June 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12519
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mrs. Bereton, a socially prominent but nearly penniless Easterner, marries her daughter Avice to wealthy cattleman Barton Masters. Before the ceremony, Avice promises Dr. Fortescue Van Fleet, with whom she has been carrying on a flirtation, that her marriage will mean nothing, but after she moves to Barton's ranch, she comes to respect her husband deeply. When the wedding party, consisting of Van Fleet as well as Avice's mother and brother Billy, visits the ranch, Van Fleet attacks Avice in her room, but Barton catches him and turns him out. The next day, Barton sends Avice's relatives home and compels her to work on the ranch. She is resentful until Van Fleet returns and shoots Barton, seriously wounding him. At the point of a gun, Avice forces the doctor to tend her husband's injury, and after Barton's recovery, she devotes herself to ... +


Mrs. Bereton, a socially prominent but nearly penniless Easterner, marries her daughter Avice to wealthy cattleman Barton Masters. Before the ceremony, Avice promises Dr. Fortescue Van Fleet, with whom she has been carrying on a flirtation, that her marriage will mean nothing, but after she moves to Barton's ranch, she comes to respect her husband deeply. When the wedding party, consisting of Van Fleet as well as Avice's mother and brother Billy, visits the ranch, Van Fleet attacks Avice in her room, but Barton catches him and turns him out. The next day, Barton sends Avice's relatives home and compels her to work on the ranch. She is resentful until Van Fleet returns and shoots Barton, seriously wounding him. At the point of a gun, Avice forces the doctor to tend her husband's injury, and after Barton's recovery, she devotes herself to him. +

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