The Way of the Strong (1919)

Drama | 17 March 1919

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HISTORY

Exteriors for the film were shot in Truckee, CA and Bear Valley, ... More Less

Exteriors for the film were shot in Truckee, CA and Bear Valley, CA. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Mar 19
pp. 1186-87, 1217
MPN
25 Jan 19
p. 584.
MPN
8 Feb 19
p. 880.
MPN
31 Oct 1920.
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MPW
29 Mar 19
p. 1838.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Way of the Strong by Ridgwell Cullum (London, 1914).
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13540
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In an Alaskan mining camp, James Leyburn runs off with his gold prospecting partner Alexander Hendrie's wife Audrie and son Frank. Caught in a blizzard, James deserts them in order to save his own life. Audrie dies, and the little boy is taken to live with his mother's half sister Monica Norton. A few years later both James and Alexander are wealthy men. Alexander meets and falls in love with Monica, neither aware of the other's identity. After James is financially ruined in the stock market by his former partner, he tells Monica that Alexander abandoned Audrie and Frank in the blizzard. When Alexander hears this bold lie, he confronts James in his office, where Monica secretly observes James' confession of wrongdoing. Alexander and Monica are reunited, and Alexander regains his ... +


In an Alaskan mining camp, James Leyburn runs off with his gold prospecting partner Alexander Hendrie's wife Audrie and son Frank. Caught in a blizzard, James deserts them in order to save his own life. Audrie dies, and the little boy is taken to live with his mother's half sister Monica Norton. A few years later both James and Alexander are wealthy men. Alexander meets and falls in love with Monica, neither aware of the other's identity. After James is financially ruined in the stock market by his former partner, he tells Monica that Alexander abandoned Audrie and Frank in the blizzard. When Alexander hears this bold lie, he confronts James in his office, where Monica secretly observes James' confession of wrongdoing. Alexander and Monica are reunited, and Alexander regains his son. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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