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According to publicity for the film, its cost was just a few dollars short of one-half million dollars. Douglas Fairbanks injured his hand while doing a stunt on horseback at the Hopi Indian reservation in Arizona where some scenes were filmed. Some Indians appeared in the film, including Eagle Eye, a chief. Freddie Hawk, a "girl hobo" who came into prominence for walking from Kansas City to Los Angeles to get a chance to be in the movies, made her screen debut in the film. Members of the technical crew included Frank England, George W. Chapman, Arthur J. Coe and Lotta Woods. ...

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According to publicity for the film, its cost was just a few dollars short of one-half million dollars. Douglas Fairbanks injured his hand while doing a stunt on horseback at the Hopi Indian reservation in Arizona where some scenes were filmed. Some Indians appeared in the film, including Eagle Eye, a chief. Freddie Hawk, a "girl hobo" who came into prominence for walking from Kansas City to Los Angeles to get a chance to be in the movies, made her screen debut in the film. Members of the technical crew included Frank England, George W. Chapman, Arthur J. Coe and Lotta Woods.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jun 1920
p. 387
MPN
21 Feb 1920
p. 1940
MPN
20 Mar 1920
p. 2730
MPN
3 Jul 1920
p. 311
New York Times
14 Jun 1920
p. 13
NYR
19 Jun 1920
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NYTribune
14 Jun 1920
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Wid's
20 Jun 1920
p. 7
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 June 1920
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.
15 June 1920
LP15296
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Richard Marshall, a bespectacled mollycoddle, meets fellow American Henry Van Holkar and his yachting party while in Monte Carlo. Van Holkar is involved in the illicit smuggling of diamonds from Arizona to Amsterdam, and when, as a prank, several members of his party shanghai Marshall aboard the yacht, the smuggler believes him to be a spy and attempts to drown him. Marshall escapes and follows the party to Arizona. There, Van Holkar discovers that Virginia Hale, another member of his party, is the real spy. Deciding that he must eliminate the rest of his group, Van Holkar arranges a landslide, but Marshall arrives in the nick of time to save Virginia and the others. After a savage fight between the two adversaries, Van Holkar falls to his death from a precipice and Marshall, proving that he is not a mollycoddle, wins ...

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Richard Marshall, a bespectacled mollycoddle, meets fellow American Henry Van Holkar and his yachting party while in Monte Carlo. Van Holkar is involved in the illicit smuggling of diamonds from Arizona to Amsterdam, and when, as a prank, several members of his party shanghai Marshall aboard the yacht, the smuggler believes him to be a spy and attempts to drown him. Marshall escapes and follows the party to Arizona. There, Van Holkar discovers that Virginia Hale, another member of his party, is the real spy. Deciding that he must eliminate the rest of his group, Van Holkar arranges a landslide, but Marshall arrives in the nick of time to save Virginia and the others. After a savage fight between the two adversaries, Van Holkar falls to his death from a precipice and Marshall, proving that he is not a mollycoddle, wins Virginia.

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