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One reviewer stated that George D. Baker directed. The release date is also listed as 10 Jun, 13 Jun, and 20 Jun ... More Less

One reviewer stated that George D. Baker directed. The release date is also listed as 10 Jun, 13 Jun, and 20 Jun 1918. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Jun 18
p. 128.
MPN
22 Jun 18
p. 3690.
MPW
15 Jun 18
p. 1623.
MPW
22 Jun 18
p. 1755.
NYDM
22 Jun 18
p. 886.
NYDM
6 Jul 18
p. 965.
Wid's
16 Jun 18
pp. 19-20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 June 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 May 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12479
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Nita, a tomboy who sells vegetables in a sleepy California town, believes herself to be the daughter of poor ranch workers Manuel and Rosa Lopez. Traveling into town, she is attacked by Pedro Lupo, the son of lawyer Ramon Lupo, but Bob Armstrong, an Easterner visiting his father's wealthy friend, Clara Hawkins, defends her. When Pedro learns that she is actually Clara's daughter, stolen at birth and long presumed dead, he insists that she marry him, but she refuses. Bob rescues Nita from the room in which she has been imprisoned, and the Lupos, furious at his interference, tell the sheriff that he has compromised the girl. Bob marries Nita at the sheriff's gunpoint and then places her in a convent, from which she later escapes. Nita flees to the Hawkins ranch, and after Ramon reveals her identity to Clara, she is happily reunited with her mother and her new ... +


Nita, a tomboy who sells vegetables in a sleepy California town, believes herself to be the daughter of poor ranch workers Manuel and Rosa Lopez. Traveling into town, she is attacked by Pedro Lupo, the son of lawyer Ramon Lupo, but Bob Armstrong, an Easterner visiting his father's wealthy friend, Clara Hawkins, defends her. When Pedro learns that she is actually Clara's daughter, stolen at birth and long presumed dead, he insists that she marry him, but she refuses. Bob rescues Nita from the room in which she has been imprisoned, and the Lupos, furious at his interference, tell the sheriff that he has compromised the girl. Bob marries Nita at the sheriff's gunpoint and then places her in a convent, from which she later escapes. Nita flees to the Hawkins ranch, and after Ramon reveals her identity to Clara, she is happily reunited with her mother and her new husband. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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