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According to publicity articles, this film was the first produced by Metro at their new studios in New York. Some reviews called this film The Sealed Valley ... More Less

According to publicity articles, this film was the first produced by Metro at their new studios in New York. Some reviews called this film The Sealed Valley . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
31 Jul 15
p. 200.
MPN
31 Jul 15
p. 7, 56
MPN
7 Aug 15
p. 11.
MPW
14 Aug 15
p. 1232.
Variety
6 Aug 15
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Metro DeLuxe Feature
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Sealed Valley by Hulbert Footner (New York, 1914).
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 August 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 August 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6468
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nahnya Crossfox leaves her Indian settlement in the Sealed Valley, an area encrusted with virgin gold, to find a doctor for her ailing mother. Upon seeing the gold Nahnya offers him in pre-payment, Doctor Cowdray of Fort Edward agrees to make the dangerous seven-day journey to the settlement. During the trip, Cowdray falls in love with Nahnya, but she refuses his proposal, fearing the consequences of a mixed blood marriage. After stumbling on a secret, gold-laden cavern, Cowdray returns to Fort Edward but, lovesick, decides to make the trip back to the valley. Cowdray is thrown into river rapids by two gold-hungry thieves but is rescued from drowning by Kitty Sholto, a miner's daughter. The thieves try to penetrate the valley but are repelled by a group of Indians led by Nahnya. Sacrificing her love for Cowdray, Nahnya encourages the doctor to marry Kitty and returns to her tribe ... +


Nahnya Crossfox leaves her Indian settlement in the Sealed Valley, an area encrusted with virgin gold, to find a doctor for her ailing mother. Upon seeing the gold Nahnya offers him in pre-payment, Doctor Cowdray of Fort Edward agrees to make the dangerous seven-day journey to the settlement. During the trip, Cowdray falls in love with Nahnya, but she refuses his proposal, fearing the consequences of a mixed blood marriage. After stumbling on a secret, gold-laden cavern, Cowdray returns to Fort Edward but, lovesick, decides to make the trip back to the valley. Cowdray is thrown into river rapids by two gold-hungry thieves but is rescued from drowning by Kitty Sholto, a miner's daughter. The thieves try to penetrate the valley but are repelled by a group of Indians led by Nahnya. Sacrificing her love for Cowdray, Nahnya encourages the doctor to marry Kitty and returns to her tribe alone. +

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Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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