The painter Burne-Jones and his famed painting "The Beggar Maid" are depicted in this speculative drama about the creation of the painting. Burne-Jones plays matchmaker for a young British ... See full summary »
In 1921, a 15-year-old actress named Mary Astor began her long film career. She appeared in 6 films that year, 3 of which were shot in Maine. The Maine "north woods" stories were directed by Philip Carle and based on stories by Holman Day, who also appears in at least 2 of these films, which survive in a Maine film archive.
In this 28-minute film, Astor stars (not a bit part as credited here) as Norah Collison, the young woman who owns a huge timberland in Maine, full of white pines. As she arrives to take control of her company, the manager and agent are planning to log the woods and steal the pines. They've sent for a forestry school (Yale no less) graduate (Huntley Gordon) to help assess the illegal haul but he has ridden on the stage from the railroad with Astor and is smitten. Once he overhears the plans, it rounds up the townspeople and there is a battle with dynamite on the site of the white pines.
Nice location shooting, probably around Augusta, Maine, where Day opened a film studio (as did Edgar Jones) in the late teens. Day was a prolific author and many of his stories were filmed. Holman Day is credited as an actor in this film and may play the part of Tom Duberry.
Astor is stunning.
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