The Understanding Heart


1h 7m 1927

Brief Synopsis

Minca Dale is a fire lookout in love with Forest Ranger Tony Garland. Escaped killer Bob Mason hides out in Monica's observatory and falls in love with her. A fire encircles them and is put out by rain. Bob finally gives her up to Tony and is cleared of his earlier crime.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
Feb 26, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cosmopolitan Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Understanding Heart by Peter Bernard Kyne (New York, 1926).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,657ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Forest ranger Bob Mason is forced to kill Bardwell in self-defense; but Kelcey Dale, to whom Bob is attracted, commits perjury and causes him to be convicted for murder. Bob escapes and is sheltered by Monica, Kelcey's sister, who is loved by Tony Garland, another ranger. A forest fire breaks out, and Tony rides for aid; when the party is trapped, Kelcey confesses the truth. An airplane brings parachutes by which the wife and her child are saved by jumping off a cliff, and a rainfall saves the others. Monica finds happiness with Tony.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
Feb 26, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cosmopolitan Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Understanding Heart by Peter Bernard Kyne (New York, 1926).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,657ft (7 reels)

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