Down Home


1920

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Willat Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
W. W. Hodkinson Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Dabney Todd by F. N. Westcott (New York, 1916).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Nance Pelot is bravely trying to support herself and her father Joe, the town drunk, by playing piano in an unsavory roadside inn owned by Larry Shayne. Chet Todd, the son of a shopowner, is in love with Nance, but her reputation has been sullied by her profession, and so Chet's mother disapproves of her. Nance inherits a small farm from her mother, and when Shayne discovers that the property is valuable, he plots to cheat Nance out of her inheritance. After a series of misadventures, which include a revival meeting and a blinding snowstorm, Joe stops drinking and Chet rescues the farm from Shayne. When Nance sells the property, she gains a respectable income as well as the respect of the community and her future mother-in-law.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Willat Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
W. W. Hodkinson Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Dabney Todd by F. N. Westcott (New York, 1916).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

This was Irvin V. Willat's first independent production.