|The Poppy Girl's Husband|
|Directed by|| William S. Hart |
|Screenplay by||Jules Boyle|
C. Gardner Sullivan
|Produced by|| Thomas H. Ince |
William S. Hart
|Starring||William S. Hart|
|Cinematography||Joseph H. August|
William S. Hart Productions
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Poppy Girl's Husband is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by William S. Hart and Lambert Hillyer and written by Jules Boyle and C. Gardner Sullivan. The film stars William S. Hart, Juanita Hansen, Walter Long, Fred Starr, David Kirby and Georgie Stone. The film was released on March 16, 1919, by Paramount Pictures.A copy of the film is held in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.
As described in a film magazine,Hairpin Harry Dutton (Hart) is released from prison after serving ten years of a fourteen-year sentence. His old friend Boston Blackie (Long) takes him to San Francisco where he learns that Polly (Hansen), the wife he believed to have faithful, has divorced him and married the policeman who testified against him. He meets his ten-year-old son surreptitiously and they become great friends. Polly learns of his presence, and her husband promises to "plant a gun on him" and send him back to prison. The boy hears this and innocently tells his father in time. Harry then goes to the detective's home and is about to brand his former wife on her cheek for her faithlessness when his son intervenes and asks Harry to take him away. Harry leaves the woman unharmed and takes his son, and they find happiness in the wilderness.
William Surrey Hart was an American silent film actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is remembered as a foremost Western star of the silent era who "imbued all of his characters with honor and integrity." During the late 1910s and early 1920s, he was one of the most consistently popular movie stars, frequently ranking high among male actors in popularity contests held by movie fan magazines.
Juanita Hansen was an American actress who performed in silent films. She became one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties and appeared in a variety of serials through the late 1910s. She was well known for her troubled personal life and struggle with addiction to cocaine and morphine. In 1934, she became clean and traveled lecturing on the dangers of drugs. She wrote a book about addiction and started her own charity to help raise awareness about drug abuse.
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