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The Heart of a Lion (1917)

Barney Kemper works hard on a farm so his younger brother Dick can go to college. However, Dick squanders Barney's money. Margaret Danford, daughter of the village doctor, loves Barney from... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writers:

Ralph Connor (novel), Frank Lloyd (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
William Farnum ... Barney Kemper
Mary Martin ... Margaret Danforth
William Courtleigh Jr. William Courtleigh Jr. ... Dick Kemper
Wanda Hawley ... Iola Hamilton (as Wanda Petit)
Walter Law Walter Law ... Tex
Marc B. Robbins Marc B. Robbins ... Hiram Danforth M.D. (as Marc Robbins)
Rita Bori Rita Bori ... Dolly
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Barney Kemper works hard on a farm so his younger brother Dick can go to college. However, Dick squanders Barney's money. Margaret Danford, daughter of the village doctor, loves Barney from afar and tries to educate him. A girlfriend of Margaret's comes for a visit and steals Barney's heart. The young girl turns to Dick, and Barney discovers them together. Embittered, Barney goes west to work in a lumber camp. But Dick reforms, and becomes a minister, and is assigned to the lumber camp. Margaret goes along to start a hospital. Tex Daly, leader of the lumbermen, resent Dick and try to frame him with a saloon girl. When Dick is shot by Tex, Barney appears and helps his wounded brother by taking charge of the church. Dick dies, and Barney kills Tex. Barney and Margaret are united. Written by scsu1975

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

15 December 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Serce lwa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Many of the farm scenes were filmed in and around William Farnum's summer home in Sag Harbor, Long Island. See more »

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