This Hero Stuff

Release Date:   8/10/1919
Distributor:   Pathé
Reels:   5
Brand:   Pathe-American
Genre:   Comedy
Director:   Henry King
Writer:   Jules Furthman, Jules Furthman
Confirmed Cast:   William Russell, Winifred Westover, Harvey Clark, J. MacDonald, J. Sherry, Charles French, Mary Thurman
Story Summary:

Captain November Jones, wearing a chestful of medals, arrives in his hometown of Goldcity, Nevada, disguised in a beard to avoid a war hero's welcome, but when he rescues a child from being run over by a train, his beard tears off and he is obliged to receive the town's congratulations. Meanwhile, Samuel Barnes, an unscrupulous stock broker, and Teddy Craig, an adventuress, are trying to get control of the Bluebird Lode from New Yorker Jackson J. Joseph, who is coming West to meet his daughter Nedra. After Jones rescues Teddy from a runaway horse, she asks him to help fight Joseph, who, she says, is trying to take her mine, but because Jones is tired of the hero treatment, he refuses. Teddy's accusation of Jones's cowardice does not bother him until he falls in love with Nedra, who, believing Teddy's rumor, shuns him. After a barroom brawl, Jones rescues the kidnapped Joseph. Nedra learns the truth about Jones, and agreeing with him that no man should be a hero to his own wife, she marries him.

-AFI


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