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Var and some other soruces listed the film's title as Hell Bent fer Heaven ... More Less

Var and some other soruces listed the film's title as Hell Bent fer Heaven . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 May 1926.
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New York Times
4 May 1926
p.31.
Variety
5 May 1926
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 May 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 1May 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 April 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22667
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,578
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Sid Hunt returns to his Carolina mountain home from the war and is welcomed as a hero, Rufe Pryer, a hired man who covets Jude Lowrie, Sid's sweetheart, and is envious of Sid's courage and honesty, determines to bring about his downfall. Under the guise of a psalm-singing religious fanatic, Rufe rekindles a feud between the Hunts and Lowries; and when his methods fail to take effect, he proceeds to dynamite a dam. The escaping water floods the local countryside and pours into a cellar where Andy, Jude's brother, is caught along with Sid. When Rufe sees Jude helpless in the water, he frees the men so that they may rescue her, but he himself is swept away by the torrent. Jude and Sid are happily ... +


When Sid Hunt returns to his Carolina mountain home from the war and is welcomed as a hero, Rufe Pryer, a hired man who covets Jude Lowrie, Sid's sweetheart, and is envious of Sid's courage and honesty, determines to bring about his downfall. Under the guise of a psalm-singing religious fanatic, Rufe rekindles a feud between the Hunts and Lowries; and when his methods fail to take effect, he proceeds to dynamite a dam. The escaping water floods the local countryside and pours into a cellar where Andy, Jude's brother, is caught along with Sid. When Rufe sees Jude helpless in the water, he frees the men so that they may rescue her, but he himself is swept away by the torrent. Jude and Sid are happily reunited. +

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

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