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According to a contemporary production news item, Paul Dickey was to be the director of this film. Charlotte Walker starred in the stage version of the story, which also featured William S. Hart. For information on other film versions of this story, see the listing for the 1914 film above. According to modern sources, Cecil B. DeMille was the film ... More Less

According to a contemporary production news item, Paul Dickey was to be the director of this film. Charlotte Walker starred in the stage version of the story, which also featured William S. Hart. For information on other film versions of this story, see the listing for the 1914 film above. According to modern sources, Cecil B. DeMille was the film editor. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
26 Feb 16
p. 483.
MPN
26 Feb 16
p. 1176.
MPW
26 Feb 16
p. 1311.
MPW
9 Dec 16
p. 3672.
New York Times
14 Feb 16
p. 11.
NYDM
26 Feb 16
p. 32.
Variety
11 Feb 16
p. 23.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. (New York, 1908) and the play of the same name by Eugene Walker (New York, 29 Jan 1912).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 February 1916
Copyright Number:
LU7649
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the Cumberland Mountain country of Kentucky, "Devil" Judd Tolliver, an old moonshiner, cannot read but is brave in the face of danger. The sheriff thinks that Tolliver has a moonshine still in operation, but because he cannot find it, he calls in the Federal authorities to solve the problem. They send John Hale, a revenue officer, and he falls in love with Tolliver's daughter June. She and her "pappy" lure Hale to their cabin when June pretends to have wrenched her ankle, and they take Hale captive but he escapes. He leads the posse against the moonshiner's hiding place, then gains entrance to the cabin through the rear door. June points a gun at him but does not shoot him, although Hale later is wounded during a battle with the posse. Hale promises to let Tolliver go free if he will quit making moonshine, and all ends happily when Hale returns to marry ... +


In the Cumberland Mountain country of Kentucky, "Devil" Judd Tolliver, an old moonshiner, cannot read but is brave in the face of danger. The sheriff thinks that Tolliver has a moonshine still in operation, but because he cannot find it, he calls in the Federal authorities to solve the problem. They send John Hale, a revenue officer, and he falls in love with Tolliver's daughter June. She and her "pappy" lure Hale to their cabin when June pretends to have wrenched her ankle, and they take Hale captive but he escapes. He leads the posse against the moonshiner's hiding place, then gains entrance to the cabin through the rear door. June points a gun at him but does not shoot him, although Hale later is wounded during a battle with the posse. Hale promises to let Tolliver go free if he will quit making moonshine, and all ends happily when Hale returns to marry June. +

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Rural


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