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Awakening of Jim Burke

Awakening of Jim Burke(1935)

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Although the dramatic content of the viewed print appeared to be complete, it did not contain technical credits; cast credits were included at the end of the film, however. The film's working title was Jim Burke's Boy. Portions of the film were shot at Lancaster Lake near Sunland, CA. Variety noted that scenarist Michael Simmons formerly wrote film publicity stories for the studios. Various contemporary sources give C. Gardner Sullivan sole or collaborative credit for the story, although the film's pressbook and copyright records credit only Simmons. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item on December 13, 1934, Sullivan and Simmons were working together on the story from Sullivan's original idea, titled "Jim Burke's Boy," which resulted in his assignment as associate producer on the film, while Screen Achievements Bulletin states that Simmons adapted Sullivan's original unpublished story of that title and lists Sullivan as supervisor. A Hollywood Reporter news item on February 25, 1935 states that Sullivan wrote the original story and Simmons wrote the screenplay.