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According to news items, Grace Miller White wrote the story for this film for Mildred Harris Chaplin. After the film's release, the story was published as a novel Storm Country Polly (Boston, 1920). ...

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According to news items, Grace Miller White wrote the story for this film for Mildred Harris Chaplin. After the film's release, the story was published as a novel Storm Country Polly (Boston, 1920).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Jul 1920
p. 732
MPN
14 Feb 1920
p. 1680
MPN
10 Apr 1920
pp. 3230-31
MPW
21 Aug 1920
p. 968
MPW
14 Feb 1920
p. 1083
MPW
5 Jun 1920
p. 1360
MPW
25 Sep 1920
p. 533
New York Morning Telegraph
19 Sep 1920
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DETAILS
Release Date:
4 April 1920
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-7
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

The Hopkinses are a family of squatters struggling against the wealthy landowners or "hilltoppers." When Jerry Hopkins is unjustly imprisoned, his young wife and baby die as a result of the shock, but his sister Polly maintains the faith that has been instilled in her by her grandmother. Later, Polly meets hilltopper Robert Robertson and the two fall in love. Their courtship is disrupted when Robert's sister Evelyn is blackmailed by Oscar Bennett, the man to whom she is secretly wed. In her efforts to help Evelyn, Polly falls under unjust suspicion. Meanwhile, MacKenzie, one of the vindictive landowners, arrests Polly's father and sends her brother to an orphanage. Devastated by these events, Polly's grandmother dies of grief and Polly swears revenge. She has Evelyn kidnapped and brought to her cabin, but the memory of her grandmother prevents Polly from harming her tormentor. Polly's nobility inspires Evelyn, who exonerates Polly, thus clearing the path for her marriage to ...

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The Hopkinses are a family of squatters struggling against the wealthy landowners or "hilltoppers." When Jerry Hopkins is unjustly imprisoned, his young wife and baby die as a result of the shock, but his sister Polly maintains the faith that has been instilled in her by her grandmother. Later, Polly meets hilltopper Robert Robertson and the two fall in love. Their courtship is disrupted when Robert's sister Evelyn is blackmailed by Oscar Bennett, the man to whom she is secretly wed. In her efforts to help Evelyn, Polly falls under unjust suspicion. Meanwhile, MacKenzie, one of the vindictive landowners, arrests Polly's father and sends her brother to an orphanage. Devastated by these events, Polly's grandmother dies of grief and Polly swears revenge. She has Evelyn kidnapped and brought to her cabin, but the memory of her grandmother prevents Polly from harming her tormentor. Polly's nobility inspires Evelyn, who exonerates Polly, thus clearing the path for her marriage to Robert.

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