A Romance of the Redwoods

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ARTCRAFT 
PICTURES

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MARY PICKFORD
     IN
 A ROMANCE OF
 THE REDWOODS

     Presented by
   ARTCRAFT PICTURES
     CORPORATION

    COPYRIGHTED 1917

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A Story of the Golden 
 Days of California

       by

Cecil B. De Mille

      and

Jeannie Macpherson

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   Produced by 
CECIL B. DE MILLE

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Photographed by
 Alvin Wyckoff

 Art Director
Wilfred Buckland

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"BLACK" BROWN

Elliott Dexter

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MARY PICKFORD

     AS

JENNY LAWRENCE.

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    UTAH.

The methods of
"Black" Brown.

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Little Jenny Lawrence
 Finds Herself Alone

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 Mrs. Lawrence's last words 
to me were, "Send Jenny to
her uncle, who left for the
gold fields of California two
months ago".

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 I should like to go to my 
Uncle John in California.

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The Rush for Gold.

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JOHN LAWRENCE.

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 Jenny, your uncle'll be
so proud of you when he
takes you to a ball!

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"Black" Brown Feels the
  Long Arm of the Law.

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Dead Man's Shoes

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 I wrote your uncle a
week ago when to expect
you. Tell him to write 
me all about the wonderful
West!

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 Boys, I reckon the Injuns
beat us to it.

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                  A Month It
Takes for Jenny to Reach the
Enchanted Land of Gold: Start-
ing on an Overcrowded Little
"Side-Wheeler"; Then by Mule
Across the Isthmus of Panama;
Then More Boats to 'Frisco -
    and More to Sacramento -
       Whence All Roads Lead
          to the "Diggings".

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         A hundred and fifty
dollars to "Strawberry Flats"
- why I haven't that much
money left!

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                      A Month It
Takes for "Black" Brown to Cross
the Plains on Horseback and to
Reach the Little Mining Town
of Strawberry Flats. A Month
- and a Day - to Establish a
  New, Respectable Identity,
         Which Covers a Mul-
          titude of Sins.

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 This stuff came from the
Sacramento stage - take it
to 'Frisco and change it to
coin.

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 I gave you ten bags 
after the hold-up - - where's the
rest of 'em?

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But in Strawberry Flats -
the People Greet Mr. John
   Lawrence of Boston.

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 Step up, boys, the home
mail's in!

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 Mr. "John Lawrence,
Esquire".

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 Mr. "John Lawrence,
Esquire".

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 I wonder if you could 
direct me to the cabin of 
Mr. John Lawrence - I seem 
to be lost!

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Girl - at cabin!

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Where is my uncle?

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I'm your uncle.

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 Your uncle's dead: I'm
John Lawrence in these
diggings - - and I'm not going
to let any fool kid spoil my
game!

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You - killed him!

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 An arrow did this - not
a bullet!

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 If you'll keep your mouth 
shut and stay here as my
"niece" - I won't harm you 
any. But if not - -

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Try this one - - it's loaded!

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 I'm going to give you a
chance to tell 'em all about 
me!

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 The "Hell" of
Strawberry Flats.

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 Here's your chance - -
now tell 'em!

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Jenny - tell 'em who I am!

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He is - - my uncle!

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Cold Comfort.

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 Your nerves are busted -
you'd better go to bed!

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With the Dawn Came
 Primitive Hunger.

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 Bless us, O Lord, and
these Thy gifts which we
are about to receive - -

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 "And Evening and 
the Morning Were the 
     First Day."

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 My pardner's bringin'
down our "dust" from the
diggin's tomorrow - - and I
reckon, as sheriff, you'd
better keep sober long enough
to ride out and meet it!

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 Tomorrow - mules bring
much gold from diggin's.

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 I dropped in thinkin' mebbe
yer uncle might like to see
a Sacramento noospaper!

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Now put up your hands!

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 It's time you were in 
bed, Jenny.

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 You stay here - - I'll
sleep in the shed.

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At the "Diggings".

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 Me and me pardner's
"cleaned up"-and tomorrow
we're goin' home!

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 Take your things out of
that closet. I haven't room
for all my clothes!

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The Travelling Auction.

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 My uncle was coming to
town - - have you seen him?

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 I'm goin' back home when 
my pardner gets in with our
gold - - and I hope you'll
forget about the other night.

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 I done my best, pardner
- - but we've been robbed!

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 Where was - - the
sheriff?

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 It don't do no good to kill
the sheriff, Boys - - what
we need is a "Vigilance
Committee"!

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 Wouldn't your little girl
like a doll to play with?

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The Gulf Between.

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 He said to bring it to my 
"little girl" - - and as it
was about your size - I
brought it!

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How did you get them?

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 You killed that boy - as
surely as if you had shot
him!

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 I love you - do you
understand! Promise me
you'll help me, and I'll play
straight!

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 Will you send this gold
back to that boy's mother?

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No Luck.

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Under the Stern Lash of
Necessity - Jenny Becomes
    the Provider.

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 Gentlemen, have you any
shirts you'd like washed and
ironed?

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The Wash-lady.

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 New Overland Stage
makes first trip tomorrow
- - much gold!

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 Ask the wash-lady at
your cabin how much I
owe her.

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Under the Redwoods.

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 Miss Jenny, it breaks
my heart to see you killin'
yerself for that good-for-
nothin' uncle o' yourn!

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He's not good-for-nothing!

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 You rob stage-coach - get
lots of money - - for girl!

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Just this - - once!

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 I'm awful sorry I offended
you, Miss Jenny - and I
come to ask you to go to
the picnic - - the stage leaves
in half an hour.

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 There's a picnic today at
Indian Bar - - and I thought
maybe you might take me!

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 I've changed my mind,
Mr. Lyn - - I'd like to go
with you to the picnic!

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The Overland Stage.

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The Night Summons of the
  Vigilance Committee.

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 Boys - I reckon we've 
corralled "Black" Brown!

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 That gold - - came from
the Overland Stage!

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 If he's wounded in the
hand he's our man. Wait
here for me.

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 I'd rather take in washing
the rest of my life than let
you be a thief!

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 I hope nothin's ailin' yer
hand!

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 I am on the level, Jenny
girl - - and I'll prove it to
you if you'll only marry me
and let me get a fresh start!

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 Here's the gold - now
will you let him go?

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 There's something you 
don't know: I'm not his 
niece - I've been living at 
the cabin just to be near 
him because - I love him!

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 Shall we let her say 
goodbye to him?

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 We're going to let you
marry that cuss - and gives
you a chance to make him
straight!

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 As Justice of the Peace
of Calaveras county - I
pronounce you man and
wife!

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 Boys - I reckon when
twenty men have been fooled
by one small woman - -
they'd better take their
medicine!

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THE END.

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