The Promise


1917

Film Details

Genre
Romance
Drama
Silent
Release Date
Feb 19, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Yorke Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Promise: A Tale of the Great Northwest by James B. Hendryx (New York, 1915).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

When young Bill Carmody is suspected of stealing bonds, his irate father throws him out of the house. Bill's fiancée, Ethel Manton, disgusted with his immaturity, breaks their engagement, and in the face of his adversity, Bill decides to go West. En route, he meets lumber baron D. S. Appleton, who offers Bill a job after he saves his life in a train wreck. The rugged life of the lumbercamp transforms Bill into a man, and when he is rescued from a log jam by Jeanne, the Indian maiden, he promises his aid in return. Bill's honorable intentions backfire, however, when Ethel journeys West with her aunt at Appleton's invitation and, seeing Bill again, recognizes the change that has come over him. The couple is almost reconciled when Jeanne demands payment on Bill's debt by defending her against the advances of Buck Moncrossen, the crooked lumber camp boss. Misunderstanding the situation, Ethel suspects Bill of duplicity until a satisfactory explanation reunites the two lovers, and all ends happily as Bill exonerates himself with his father.

Film Details

Genre
Romance
Drama
Silent
Release Date
Feb 19, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Yorke Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Promise: A Tale of the Great Northwest by James B. Hendryx (New York, 1915).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

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Notes

The novel was originally serialized in All-Story Weekly from May 29, 1915 to June 26, 1915.