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ETR
25 Oct 19
p. 1797.
MPN
25 Oct 19
p. 3198.
MPW
20 Dec 19
p. 1014.
New York Times
28 Mar 19
p. 94.
Variety
17 Oct 19
p. 63.
Wid's
19 Oct 19
p. 11.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Old Ebenezer by Opie Percival Read (Chicago, 1897).
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 October 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14139
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,818
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Homely schoolteacher Sam Lyman arrives from New England to settle in the Mississippi Valley town of Old Ebenezer, Arkansas while he studies law. During a game of forfeits given at the annual town social by Banker McElwyn, the richest man in town, Sam marries the banker's daughter Eva, the prettiest girl in town, in a mock ceremony. The couple later discovers that the marriage is legal and Sam offers to bow out, but Eva, who does not want to marry her father's choice, Zeb Sawyer, a rich mule dealer, persuades Sam to continue the marriage in name only. After Sam withstands slander from Zeb and McElwyn, they send night riders to horsewhip Sam and run him out of town, but he remains. When Zeb launches a run on McElwyn's bank, Sam saves it by depositing money he receives from writing a novel and bags marked $20,000, which are filled with horse shoes. Afterward, Eva refuses to have the marriage ... +


Homely schoolteacher Sam Lyman arrives from New England to settle in the Mississippi Valley town of Old Ebenezer, Arkansas while he studies law. During a game of forfeits given at the annual town social by Banker McElwyn, the richest man in town, Sam marries the banker's daughter Eva, the prettiest girl in town, in a mock ceremony. The couple later discovers that the marriage is legal and Sam offers to bow out, but Eva, who does not want to marry her father's choice, Zeb Sawyer, a rich mule dealer, persuades Sam to continue the marriage in name only. After Sam withstands slander from Zeb and McElwyn, they send night riders to horsewhip Sam and run him out of town, but he remains. When Zeb launches a run on McElwyn's bank, Sam saves it by depositing money he receives from writing a novel and bags marked $20,000, which are filled with horse shoes. Afterward, Eva refuses to have the marriage annulled. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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