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Some scenes for this film were shot in the redwood forests of Santa Cruz, CA. MPW lists the length as five ... More Less

Some scenes for this film were shot in the redwood forests of Santa Cruz, CA. MPW lists the length as five reels. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Jun 20
p. 53.
MPN
31 Jan 20
p. 295.
MPN
29 May 20
p. 4424.
MPN
16 Oct 20
p. 3008.
MPW
5 Jun 20
p. 1361.
New York Times
28 May 20
p. 20.
Variety
28 May 20
p. 41.
Variety
11 Jun 20
p. 34.
Wid's
30 May 20
p. 3.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Seven Oaks by James G. Holland (New York, 1875).
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 April 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15058
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Happy-go-lucky Jim Fenton is in love with Miss Butterworth, the town milliner, who is taking care of little Harry Benedict while his father Paul, an inventor, is in the local insane asylum. Miss Butterworth convinces Jim that Belcher, one of the town's prominent citizens, has incarcerated Paul to steal the patents from his inventions. Jim breaks into the asylum and spirits away the enfeebled inventor, conveying him to his cabin in the woods where Paul gradually recovers. Later, Jim goes to Belcher to claim the reward for the missing Paul, escorting him to the inventor's alleged grave where Paul plays ghost and terrifies Belcher into a confession. Suit is then brought against Belcher in Harry's name, and at the critical moment, Paul appears and proves that he has been defrauded. Belcher is arrested on a charge of forgery, and Jim learns that Miss Butterworth returns his ... +


Happy-go-lucky Jim Fenton is in love with Miss Butterworth, the town milliner, who is taking care of little Harry Benedict while his father Paul, an inventor, is in the local insane asylum. Miss Butterworth convinces Jim that Belcher, one of the town's prominent citizens, has incarcerated Paul to steal the patents from his inventions. Jim breaks into the asylum and spirits away the enfeebled inventor, conveying him to his cabin in the woods where Paul gradually recovers. Later, Jim goes to Belcher to claim the reward for the missing Paul, escorting him to the inventor's alleged grave where Paul plays ghost and terrifies Belcher into a confession. Suit is then brought against Belcher in Harry's name, and at the critical moment, Paul appears and proves that he has been defrauded. Belcher is arrested on a charge of forgery, and Jim learns that Miss Butterworth returns his love. +

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