Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

Drama | 22 September 1917

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HISTORY

Some exteriors were filmed in Pleasanton, a town east of Oakland in Northern California.
       This film was re-issued in June of 1920. According to modern sources, ZaSu Pitts had an uncredited small appearance in the film. It was remade in 1932 by Fox, directed by Alfred Santell, and loosely remade in 1938 by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by Allan Dwan and starring Shirley Temple.
       According to the Jul 1923 Picture-Play, Fair Week (1924, see entry) was also filmed in ... More Less

Some exteriors were filmed in Pleasanton, a town east of Oakland in Northern California.
       This film was re-issued in June of 1920. According to modern sources, ZaSu Pitts had an uncredited small appearance in the film. It was remade in 1932 by Fox, directed by Alfred Santell, and loosely remade in 1938 by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by Allan Dwan and starring Shirley Temple.
       According to the Jul 1923 Picture-Play, Fair Week (1924, see entry) was also filmed in Pleasanton. More Less

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DATE
PAGE
Camera
Jul 1923
p. 67, 92.
Motion Picture News
22 Sep 1917
p. 2035.
Motion Picture News
20 Oct 1917
p. 16
Motog
4 Aug 1917
p. 246.
Motog
11 Aug 1917
p. 303.
NYDM
27 Jan 1917
p. 52.
NYDM
15 Sep 1917
p. 18.
Variety
7 Sep 1917
p. 34.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (New York, 1903) and the play Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Charlotte Thompson (New York, 3 Oct 1910).
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Artcraft Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 September 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11348
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Rebecca Randall is adopted by her stern maiden aunts, Emma Jane Perkins and Miranda Sawyer, to relieve her mother, who has six other children to rear. Rebecca's girlish antics severely try her cranky old aunts, who finally pack her off to boarding school. She returns a young lady and wins the heart of Adam Ladd, an upstanding young man. Rebecca's happiness is clouded when Aunt Miranda passes away, but as the months pass, sunshine returns to her life when the mortgage is paid on her mother's farm and she marries ... +


Rebecca Randall is adopted by her stern maiden aunts, Emma Jane Perkins and Miranda Sawyer, to relieve her mother, who has six other children to rear. Rebecca's girlish antics severely try her cranky old aunts, who finally pack her off to boarding school. She returns a young lady and wins the heart of Adam Ladd, an upstanding young man. Rebecca's happiness is clouded when Aunt Miranda passes away, but as the months pass, sunshine returns to her life when the mortgage is paid on her mother's farm and she marries Adam. +

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