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Blue Jeans (1917 film)

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Genre  Drama
Duration  
Language  Silent
Director  John H. Collins
Story by  Joseph Arthur
Country  United States
Blue Jeans (1917 film) movie poster
Release date  December 10, 1917 (1917-12-10)
Writer  Joseph Arthur (play), June Mathis, Charles A. Taylor
Screenplay  June Mathis, Charles A. Taylor
Cinematography  John Arnold, William H. Tuers
Cast  Viola Dana (June), Robert Walker (Perry Bascom), Sally Crute (Sue Eudaly), Clifford Bruce (Ben Boone), Henry Hallam (Colonel Henry Clay Risener), Russell Simpson (Jacob Tutwiler)
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Blue Jeans is a 1917 American silent feature film, based on the 1890 melodramatic play by Joseph Arthur that opened in New York City to great popularity. The sensation of the play was a dramatic scene where the unconscious hero is placed on a board approaching a huge buzz saw in a sawmill, later imitated to the point of cliche.

Prints survive at several archive houses.

June a young orphan is befriended by Perry Boscam when he shares his lunch with her on the road to Rising Sun to take over his father's saw mill. The soon fall in love and marry only to find out that a women in Perry's past has come to town to make trouble. Teaming up with the local political bully they set out to make Perry's life miserable.. but June sticks by her husband to the end.

Cast

  • Viola Dana as June
  • Robert D. Walker as Perry Bascom
  • Sally Crute as Sue Eudaly
  • Clifford Bruce as Ben Boone
  • Henry Hallam as Colonel Henry Clay Risener
  • Russell Simpson as Jacob Tutwiler
  • Margaret McWade as Cindy Tutwiler
  • Augustus Phillips as Jack Bascom
  • References

    Blue Jeans (1917 film) Wikipedia
    Blue Jeans (1917 film) IMDb Blue Jeans (1917 film) themoviedb.org