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HISTORY

Exterior scenes were filmed in Arizona. Some sources list Frederick Burton's role as Colonel Bonham. Some sources credit Dick Rosson with the role of Tony. Modern sources credit Fairbanks as the scenarist, producer and director. In addition to the 1913 version listed above, the story was remade in 1931 by director George B. Seitz for Columbia with John Wayne. That film was also called Men Are Like That ... More Less

Exterior scenes were filmed in Arizona. Some sources list Frederick Burton's role as Colonel Bonham. Some sources credit Dick Rosson with the role of Tony. Modern sources credit Fairbanks as the scenarist, producer and director. In addition to the 1913 version listed above, the story was remade in 1931 by director George B. Seitz for Columbia with John Wayne. That film was also called Men Are Like That . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Dec 18
p. 245.
MPN
28 Dec 18
p. 3957.
MPW
28 Dec 18
p. 1559.
NYDM
5 Oct 18
p. 121.
Variety
20 Dec 18
p. 36.
Wid's
15 Dec 18
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13159
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,213
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lieutenant Denton of the United States Cavalry loves Bonita Canby, the daughter of a prosperous Arizona rancher. Estrella Benham, the wife of the regiment's commander, Colonel Benham, is bored by her elderly husband and seeks distraction in the arms of Captain Hodgeman, a fortune hunter. When Denton overhears the lovers making plans to elope, he wrests Estrella's jewels from Hodgeman and throws him out. Hoping to persuade Estrella to break with Hodgeman, Denton follows her to her room, but the two are surprised by Colonel Benham. Rather than reveal Estrella's disloyalty, Denton says nothing and resigns in disgrace to accept a position as foreman of the Canby ranch. Denton proposes to Bonita, but Hodgeman has poisoned her father's mind against him. Estrella finally exonerates Denton, and he and Bonita are wed on ... +


Lieutenant Denton of the United States Cavalry loves Bonita Canby, the daughter of a prosperous Arizona rancher. Estrella Benham, the wife of the regiment's commander, Colonel Benham, is bored by her elderly husband and seeks distraction in the arms of Captain Hodgeman, a fortune hunter. When Denton overhears the lovers making plans to elope, he wrests Estrella's jewels from Hodgeman and throws him out. Hoping to persuade Estrella to break with Hodgeman, Denton follows her to her room, but the two are surprised by Colonel Benham. Rather than reveal Estrella's disloyalty, Denton says nothing and resigns in disgrace to accept a position as foreman of the Canby ranch. Denton proposes to Bonita, but Hodgeman has poisoned her father's mind against him. Estrella finally exonerates Denton, and he and Bonita are wed on horseback. +

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