Jubilo


1h 6m 1919

Brief Synopsis

Jubilo, a tramp, makes himself useful doing odd jobs in a small farming community while he looks for the wife who deserted him while he was off in the war. He discovers that young Rose is his own daughter and not the daughter of prominent Judge Hardy, with whom Jubilo's wife had run off years before.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 7, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the serial story "Jubilo" by Ben Ames Williams in The Saturday Evening Post (28 Jun--5 Jul 1919).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

Jubilo, a hobo named for an old plantation song, awakens to witness a train robbery. He goes to Jim Hardy's ranch and begs for food, but is told he must work first. Although this goes against Jubilo's principles, when he sees Hardy's daughter Rose and smells the pie she is baking, he agrees. After Hardy thrashes Jubilo for idleness and he falls in love with Rose, Jubilo labors hard. Overhearing three criminals discussing their attempt to frame Hardy for the train robbery, Jubilo recognizes one of them as Bert Rooker, a convict Hardy, a former Judge, earlier sentenced, and the man Jubilo thrashed for insulting Rose. After Jubilo discovers Hardy's horse painted to look like the train robber's and Hardy wounds Rooker in self-defense, Jubilo confesses the shooting to the sheriff, who disregards him since a prisoner had already confessed and implicated Rooker. Rose, in love with Jubilo, listens as he sings of his new enthusiasm for life.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 7, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the serial story "Jubilo" by Ben Ames Williams in The Saturday Evening Post (28 Jun--5 Jul 1919).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Quotes

Trivia

'Rogers, Will' claimed that this film was shot without a script, with the cast and crew reading directly from the Saturday Evening Post short story on which it was based.

Notes

In 1932, Will Rogers starred in another screen adaptation of Ben Ames Williams' story "Jubilo." That film was released by Fox, directed by John Blystone and co-starred Marian Nixon (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40).