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The Gentleman from Indiana (1915)

After a spectacular college football career, John Harkless leaves the university to pursue a place in Indiana politics. He buys the failing Plattville Herald and, using the newspaper to ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writers:

Booth Tarkington (novel), Julia Crawford Ivers (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Dustin Farnum ... John Harkless
Winifred Kingston ... Helen Sherwood
Herbert Standing Herbert Standing ... Joe Fisbee
Page Peters ... Lige Willets
Howard Davies ... Rodney McCune
Juan de la Cruz Juan de la Cruz ... Tom Meredith
Joe Ray ... Skillett
Elsie Cort Elsie Cort ... Skillett's Girl
C. Norman Hammond C. Norman Hammond ... Judge Briscoe
Helen Jerome Eddy ... (as Helen Eddy)
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After a spectacular college football career, John Harkless leaves the university to pursue a place in Indiana politics. He buys the failing Plattville Herald and, using the newspaper to expose various illegal activities, sets out to rid the county of all mobsters and corrupt officials. When a traveling circus comes to town, he uncovers a crooked gambling ring and drives away the fleecers. That night, returning from his sweetheart's house, he is badly beaten and left for dead by a gang of men. Believing that John has been murdered, vigilantes gather to avenge his death, but the identity of the perpetrators is in question. The evidence finally points to the White Caps, a band of thugs allied with Rodney McCune, a notorious local politician opposing John in an upcoming Congressional race. Before the angry mob clashes with the White Caps, John is located in a hospital emergency room. While he recovers, his girlfriend, Helen Sherwood, takes over the newspaper and cleverly concocts a way ... Written by Pamela Short

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A FILMIZATION OF BOOTH TARKINGTON'S BEST LOVED AND MOST POPULAR WORK (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En gentleman från Indiana See more »

Company Credits

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Pallas Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An incomplete acetate copy survives at the Library of Congress. See more »

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