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Metro produced the film for C. E. Shurtleff, Inc., who controlled rights to all unfilmed works of Jack London. Some snow scenes were shot at Truckee, CA. For information on other film versions of London's novel, see listings below for the two-part 1914 Bosworth, Inc. ... More Less

Metro produced the film for C. E. Shurtleff, Inc., who controlled rights to all unfilmed works of Jack London. Some snow scenes were shot at Truckee, CA. For information on other film versions of London's novel, see listings below for the two-part 1914 Bosworth, Inc. version. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
22 May 20
p 2858.
Moving Picture World
22 May 20
p. 1108.
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3324.
MPN
29 May 20
p. 4542.
MPN
27 Nov 20
p. 512.
Variety
2 Jul 20
p. 29.
Wid's
16 May 20
p. 5.
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 May 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15143
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the miner known as Burning Daylight strikes gold, he sparks a gold boom in his small Alaskan town. Nathaniel Letton, a financier from New York, comes to the Yukon and attempts to trick Daylight out of his holdings, but Daylight is shrewd and forces Letton to pay full value for the property. With the money, he travels to New York with his old friend Necessity and his family, so that Necessity's crippled son can have an operation. Once in New York, Letton again attempts to fleece Daylight by arranging to have Lucille, Letton's niece, lure him into a stock deal. Daylight falls for the scheme, but when he discovers the plot, he forces Letton to return the money at gunpoint. He then returns to Alaska and discovers his love for Dora, Necessity's ... +


When the miner known as Burning Daylight strikes gold, he sparks a gold boom in his small Alaskan town. Nathaniel Letton, a financier from New York, comes to the Yukon and attempts to trick Daylight out of his holdings, but Daylight is shrewd and forces Letton to pay full value for the property. With the money, he travels to New York with his old friend Necessity and his family, so that Necessity's crippled son can have an operation. Once in New York, Letton again attempts to fleece Daylight by arranging to have Lucille, Letton's niece, lure him into a stock deal. Daylight falls for the scheme, but when he discovers the plot, he forces Letton to return the money at gunpoint. He then returns to Alaska and discovers his love for Dora, Necessity's daughter. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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