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In 1932, Will Rogers starred in another screen adaptation of Ben Ames Williams' story "Jubilo." That film was released by Fox, directed by John Blystone and co-starred Marian Nixon (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ... More Less

In 1932, Will Rogers starred in another screen adaptation of Ben Ames Williams' story "Jubilo." That film was released by Fox, directed by John Blystone and co-starred Marian Nixon (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Dec 1919
p. 269.
MPN
20 Dec 1919
p. 4529.
MPW
20 Dec 1919
p. 1007.
New York Times
8 Dec 1919
p. 20.
Variety
19 Dec 1919
p. 44.
Wid's
14 Dec 1919
p. 3.
CAST
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the serial story "Jubilo" by Ben Ames Williams in The Saturday Evening Post (28 Jun--5 Jul 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14437
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jubilo, a hobo named for an old plantation song, awakens to witness a train robbery. He goes to Jim Hardy's ranch and begs for food, but is told he must work first. Although this goes against Jubilo's principles, when he sees Hardy's daughter Rose and smells the pie she is baking, he agrees. After Hardy thrashes Jubilo for idleness and he falls in love with Rose, Jubilo labors hard. Overhearing three criminals discussing their attempt to frame Hardy for the train robbery, Jubilo recognizes one of them as Bert Rooker, a convict Hardy, a former Judge, earlier sentenced, and the man Jubilo thrashed for insulting Rose. After Jubilo discovers Hardy's horse painted to look like the train robber's and Hardy wounds Rooker in self-defense, Jubilo confesses the shooting to the sheriff, who disregards him since a prisoner had already confessed and implicated Rooker. Rose, in love with Jubilo, listens as he sings of his new enthusiasm for ... +


Jubilo, a hobo named for an old plantation song, awakens to witness a train robbery. He goes to Jim Hardy's ranch and begs for food, but is told he must work first. Although this goes against Jubilo's principles, when he sees Hardy's daughter Rose and smells the pie she is baking, he agrees. After Hardy thrashes Jubilo for idleness and he falls in love with Rose, Jubilo labors hard. Overhearing three criminals discussing their attempt to frame Hardy for the train robbery, Jubilo recognizes one of them as Bert Rooker, a convict Hardy, a former Judge, earlier sentenced, and the man Jubilo thrashed for insulting Rose. After Jubilo discovers Hardy's horse painted to look like the train robber's and Hardy wounds Rooker in self-defense, Jubilo confesses the shooting to the sheriff, who disregards him since a prisoner had already confessed and implicated Rooker. Rose, in love with Jubilo, listens as he sings of his new enthusiasm for life. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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