Moonshine Valley

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Moonshine Valley
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Directed by Herbert Brenon
Produced by William Fox
Written by Lenora Asereth (story)
Mary Murillo (story & screenplay)
Herbert Brenon (scenario/screenplay)
Starring William Farnum
Sadie Mullen
Holmes Herbert
Anne Shirley
Jean Bronte
CinematographyTom Malloy
Production
company
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
August 27, 1922 (1922-08-27)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Moonshine Valley is a 1922 black-and-white silent American Western film. The working title of the film was The Miracle Child: He Giveth and Taketh. [1] [2] It is not known whether the film currently survives, [1] and may be a lost film.

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Plot

The plot centers around a man named Ned Connors who begins to drink heavily because his wife has left him for the local doctor. The man discovers a lost child and takes her in. The child soon becomes ill and the doctor is called for. Upon arriving, the doctor recognizes the girl as his own. When the doctor tries to take the girl away, Ned murders him. The film concludes with Ned and his wife reuniting in order to take care of the now orphaned child. [3]

Cast

Reception

One film exhibitor called it the "poorest excuse for a picture [he] ever saw." [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 Progressive Silent Film List: Moonshine Valley at silentera.com
  2. James Robert Parish (1974). The RKO Gals . Arlington House. p.  341. ISBN   0-87000-246-5.
  3. Larry Langman (1992). A Guide to Silent Westerns. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 294. ISBN   0-313-27858-X.
  4. Jerry Wayne Williamson (1994). Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films: Plot Synopses of Movies about Moonshining, Feuding, and Other Mountain Topics, 1904-1929. McFarland & Company. p. 11. ISBN   0-89950-809-X.