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Some scenes in this film were shot aboard the freighter Richard Morgan ... More Less

Some scenes in this film were shot aboard the freighter Richard Morgan . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 May 19
p. 2025.
MPN
7 Jun 19
p. 3853.
MPW
7 Jun 19
p. 1533.
Variety
8 Mar 19
p. 1410.
Wid's
1 Jun 19
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 May 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 May 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13770
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Returning from a selling trip, Jimmy Baxter, the fastest salesman at his father's munitions company, notices a pretty girl smiling at him in the station. Since her train soon leaves, all Jimmy learns about her is information on her luggage: her initials and destination, the Central American republic Santo Dinero. When Jimmy's father wants a delivery of munitions to be taken secretly to the president of Santo Dinero, so that they are not appropriated by the many revolutionaries there, Jimmy volunteers, and under the cover of selling patent medicine called "Pep," in reality, whiskey, he finds that the president is the father of the girl in the station, Felicia Bocaz. After Felicia's suitor, General Lopanzo, who secretly leads the revolutionary forces, discovers Jimmy's real purpose, he calls for an uprising. Jimmy, having earlier endeared himself to the natives when he first sold, then gave away "Pep," now tries it on the soldiers. He wins their favor and also Felicia's love, as her father returns to ... +


Returning from a selling trip, Jimmy Baxter, the fastest salesman at his father's munitions company, notices a pretty girl smiling at him in the station. Since her train soon leaves, all Jimmy learns about her is information on her luggage: her initials and destination, the Central American republic Santo Dinero. When Jimmy's father wants a delivery of munitions to be taken secretly to the president of Santo Dinero, so that they are not appropriated by the many revolutionaries there, Jimmy volunteers, and under the cover of selling patent medicine called "Pep," in reality, whiskey, he finds that the president is the father of the girl in the station, Felicia Bocaz. After Felicia's suitor, General Lopanzo, who secretly leads the revolutionary forces, discovers Jimmy's real purpose, he calls for an uprising. Jimmy, having earlier endeared himself to the natives when he first sold, then gave away "Pep," now tries it on the soldiers. He wins their favor and also Felicia's love, as her father returns to power. +

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

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