False Evidence (1919)

Drama | 21 April 1919

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HISTORY

The title of this film was changed from Madelon of the Redwoods ... More Less

The title of this film was changed from Madelon of the Redwoods . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
10 May 1919
p. 47
Exhibitors Trade Review
26 Apr 1919
p. 1609
Motion Picture News
5 Apr 1919
p. 2164
Motion Picture News
3 May 1919
p. 2895
Motion Picture News
10 May 1919
p. 3038
Moving Picture World
22 Mar 2929
p. 1646, 1692
Moving Picture World
26 Apr 1919
p. 559
Moving Picture World
3 May 1919
p. 714
Moving Picture World
10 May 1919
p. 925
New York Clipper
19 Mar 1919
p. 32
Photo-Play World
Jun 1919
p. 34
Picture-Play
Oct 1919
p. 55
Variety
25 Apr 1919
p. 80
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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DIRECTORS
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WRITER
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PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Madelon by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (New York, 1896).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Madelon of the Redwoods
Release Date:
21 April 1919
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 20 April 1919
Los Angeles opening: week of 19 January 1920
Production Date:
began approximately 22 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13650
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Scotsman Sandy MacTavish, living in the small California village of Redwoods, betrothes his baby Madelon, as is the village custom, to wealthy Lot Gordon. When Madelon grows up and falls in love with Lot's cousin Burr, Sandy's sense of honor will not let him release her. After Madelon learns of Burr's betrothal to Dorothy Fair, the village flirt, she stalks out of a dance into the woods, where Lot tries to kiss her. Not knowing who he is, Madelon stabs Lot, and Burr, without Madelon's approval, takes the blame for the crime. When Madelon's pleas for Burr incite the townspeople, she convinces Lot to write a statement absolving his cousin of the crime in return for her hand in marriage when he recovers. After she stops Burr's lynching at the last moment, Madelon is freed from her obligation to Lot when a redwood falls on him just before their wedding night, leaving her and Burr free to ... +


Scotsman Sandy MacTavish, living in the small California village of Redwoods, betrothes his baby Madelon, as is the village custom, to wealthy Lot Gordon. When Madelon grows up and falls in love with Lot's cousin Burr, Sandy's sense of honor will not let him release her. After Madelon learns of Burr's betrothal to Dorothy Fair, the village flirt, she stalks out of a dance into the woods, where Lot tries to kiss her. Not knowing who he is, Madelon stabs Lot, and Burr, without Madelon's approval, takes the blame for the crime. When Madelon's pleas for Burr incite the townspeople, she convinces Lot to write a statement absolving his cousin of the crime in return for her hand in marriage when he recovers. After she stops Burr's lynching at the last moment, Madelon is freed from her obligation to Lot when a redwood falls on him just before their wedding night, leaving her and Burr free to marry. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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