Tess of the Storm Country ('14)

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           Daniel Frohman
             Presents
    America's Foremost Film Actress
             MARY PICKFORD
in the famous tale of a woman's heroism,
     "TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY"
         by Grace Miller White.

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   PRODUCED 
    BY THE
FAMOUS PLAYERS
   FILM CO.
 ADOLPH ZUKOR
     PRES.

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Under the Personal Direction
           of
     Edwin S. Porter.

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Miss Mary Pickford
       as
 Tessibel Skinner.

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Deacon Graves' seashore home.

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  The squatter village as
seen from Deacon Graves' home.

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 Graves instructs his attorney
to dispossess the squatters.

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 "I know we ain't married, 
Ben, but yer ain't never kissed
our baby since he cum."

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 The Squatter Lawyer informs 
them that according to the
squatter law they cannot 
be evicted.

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 Frederick, the Deacon's son,
a Theological student, home
for his vacation.

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 Failing in his attempt to
evict the squatters, the
Deacon succeeds in having
a law passed prohibiting
net fishing.

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 The gamekeepers put the 
new law into effect.

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 Deprived of their means 
of livelihood, Tess advises 
the squatters to poach.

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Going poaching.

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 "Tess, do ye know ye'd
be a dum pretty gal if
ye'd keep clean!"

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"Ye dirty brat!"

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 "Rescue the Perishin,
   Care for the Dyin"--
 This is all Tess knew 
of the hymn.

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 "If ye lives in the sky,
Jesus, that cares for the
dyin', take Daddy Skinner
and Tessibel ---- and
Frederick!"

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"Your prayer was good,
   and God heard ---
and cleanliness is next
to Godliness!"

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 "Air the Bible sayin' anything
about Daddy Skinner comin'
home to his Tess?"

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 Dan Jordan, Frederick's
classmate, arrives for a
visit.

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 Confident of her father's 
acquittal, Tess cleans up 
the shanty.

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 The Court adjourns until
the following day.

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The Judge charges the jury.

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 "You are to hang by the neck 
until you are -- dead!"

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   Sweet as a spring bird
  carrolling its love song,
rose Tessibel's beautiful voice:
   "Rescue the Perishin',
     Care for the Dyin'."

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 "The Jedge didn't know
that Goddy promised that
ye was to come home with
Tessibel."

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 "I air Daddy's brat. He
air to go with me, ain't
he, kind, good man?"

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 "I cribbed it from the 
mission."

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 "He wasn't worth a-hurtin'
any more."

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A few days later.

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 Fred and Dan's vacation
at an end.

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 Teola loses the last
opportunity to tell Dan
of her terrible secret.

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A few months have passed.

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The next morning.

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 A few days later-- Tess
assures Teola she will
care for the baby.

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 Tess takes an oath she will 
not divulge Teola's secret.

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Tess has a close call.

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 Tess has two unwelcome
visitors.

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 Returning from the hunt,
Frederick cannot resist
calling on Tess.

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 "Frederick, don't blame her
too much. She's only a girl."

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 "Air it any of yer business
if I wants to have a brat?"

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 Then the winter came and
Tess made a gallant fight to 
keep the baby from starving.

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 "I has been beaten -- now
air I to have the milk?"

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 Ezra tells the lawyer who
killed the gamekeeper.

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 "The brat air dyin' and the
Bible says as how it has to
be sprinkled before he can
go to Heaven."

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 "I has brought ye a dyin'
brat, Dominie, what has
got to be sprinkled."

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 "Be ye agoin' to let him
go to a place where God
can't find him?"

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"He is my baby!"

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"I air Daddy's brat ------"

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"But I air yer squatter."

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THE END.

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    the
National Board
     of
 Censorship.


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