Film, Video The mountaineer's honor In the hills of Kentucky

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The mountaineer's honor
Other Title
In the hills of Kentucky
A young mountain girl falls in love with a faithless lowlander, who loves her and leaves her. Her angry, over-protective brother follows the man to town and attempts to force him to marry the girl, but is mocked and ridiculed. He becomes enraged and kills the man. A posse is formed, and the brother is tracked to his home. His mother, realizing that they intend to hang her son, shoots him herself. The daughter, the cause of all the tragedy, leaves home with her former beau, a simple mountain boy who still loves her. The family honor is preserved.
Contributor Names
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948, direction, writing.
Woods, Frank E., writing.
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979, cast.
Johnson, Arthur V., 1876-1916, cast.
Kirkwood, James, 1875-1963, cast.
Bruce, Kate, 1858-1946, cast.
Moore, Owen, 1886-1939, cast.
Nichols, George, 1864-1927, cast.
Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960, cast.
O'Sullivan, Tony, -1920, cast.
Biograph Company.
Unicorn Film Service Corporation.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Pickford (Mary) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Biograph, 1909 ; United States : Unicorn Film Service, 1916.
Subject Headings
-  Honor--Drama
-  Betrayal--Drama
-  Murder--Drama
-  Brothers and sisters--Drama
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Short films
Silent films
Fiction films
-  J135135 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Biograph Co.; 26Nov1909; J135135.
-  Camera, G. W. Bitzer.
-  Mary Pickford, Arthur Johnson, James Kirkwood, Kate Bruce, Owen Moore, George Nichols, Mack Sennett, Tony O'Sullivan.
-  Viewing print, copy 2 (FLA 0008) is reissue copy. On reissue copy: a Buffalo drama. Unable to determine relationship to reissue. May be a trademark or series title.
-  Viewing print, copy 3 (FLA 0036) lacks main, end and interior titles.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 000B) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Biograph production no. 3641.
-  Photographed on Oct. 14 and Oct. 19-20, 1909 in the Biograph Studio, New York, NY, and in Cuddebackville, NY.
-  Sources used: Niver's Early motion pictures; Moving picture world, v. 28, no. 11, p. 1956 (June 10, 1916; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed Sep. 28, 2012; Biograph bulletins 1908-1912, p. 145.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 min., 386 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 min., 340 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 3) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 min., 366 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 min., 388 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll (ca. 1,000 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5611 (viewing print)
FLA 0008 (viewing print, copy 2)
FLA 0036 (viewing print, copy 3)
FRA 2811 (dupe neg pic)
Box 1209A (paper pos)
Digital Id
Library of Congress Control Number
Online Format
LCCN Permalink
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MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Chicago citation style:

Woods, Frank E., Writing, G. W Bitzer, Mary Pickford, Arthur V Johnson, James Kirkwood, Kate Bruce, Owen Moore, et al. The Mountaineer's Honor. directeds by Griffith, D. W. , Ection, Writing United States: Biograph, ; United States: Unicorn Film Service, 1916, 1916. Video.

APA citation style:

Woods, F. E., Bitzer, G. W., Pickford, M., Johnson, A. V., Kirkwood, J., Bruce, K. [...] Pickford. (1916) The Mountaineer's Honor. Griffith, D. W., dir United States: Biograph, ; United States: Unicorn Film Service, 1916. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Woods, Frank E., Writing, et al. The Mountaineer's Honor. dir by Griffith, D. W. , Ection, Writing United States: Biograph, ; United States: Unicorn Film Service, 1916, 1916. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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