Lightnin' (1925)

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    • Lightnin' (1925)

      LIGHNIN'

      DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD
      PRODUCED BY WILIAM FOX
      FOX FILM CORPORATION



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Lightnin' Bill Jones, a man partial to the bottle, does chores and odd jobs
      around the Calivada Hotel, which is run by his wife and their adopted daughter,
      Millie. Real estate hucksters, learning that the hotel stands on a proposed railroad right of way,
      talk Mother Jones into selling the land, but, on the advice of John Marvin,
      a young lawyer in love with Millie, Bill refuses to sign the bill of sale.
      Mother Jones orders him from the house, and he goes to live in the Old Soldiers' Home.
      The schemers persuade Mother Jones to divorce Bill, and she takes him to court.
      Mother Jones has a change of heart, however, and is reconciled with Bill.
      The schemers are arrested, and John and Millie become engaged.

      Full Cast
      Jay Hunt ... William 'Lightnin' Bill' Jones
      Wallace MacDonald ... John Marvin
      Richard Travers ... Mr. Raymond Thomas
      J. Farrell MacDonald ... Judge Lemuel Townsend
      Otis Harlan ... Zeb
      Edythe Chapman ... Mrs. Bill Jones
      Madge Bellamy ... Miss Millie Jones
      Ethel Clayton ... Margaret Davis
      Brandon Hurst ... Everett Hammond
      James A. Marcus ... Sheriff Blodgett (as James Marcus)
      Erville Alderson ... Courtroom Attendant (uncredited)
      Nora Cecil ... Passerby in Buggy (uncredited)
      Tommy Hicks ... Otis Harlan's Son (uncredited)
      Peter Mazutis ... Oscar (uncredited)
      Ida Moore ... Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
      Billy Rinaldi ... Boy (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Frank Bacon play
      Frances Marion
      Winchell Smith play

      Cinematography
      Joseph H. August

      Trivia
      The first film shown at the famous "Alex" theater in Glendale, California
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: John Ford- Lightnin' (1925)

      Lightnin' is a 1925 silent comedy film,
      that is one of few that are available to see.
      Starring Jay Hunt, Wallace MacDonald,
      Richard Travers, J. Farrell MacDonald


      Amusing silent comedy, full of folksy humor,
      adapted by Frances Marion
      from the play by Frank Baron and Winchell Smith.
      Remade in 1930 with Will Rogers.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: John Ford- Lightnin' (1925)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Lightnin' is a 1925 silent comedy film considered lost.
      Starring Jay Hunt, Wallace MacDonald,
      Richard Travers, J. Farrell MacDonald

      Amusing silent comedy, full of folksy humor,
      adapted by Frances Marion
      from the play by Frank Baron and Winchell Smith.
      Remade in 1930 with Will Rogers.



      Hello Keith

      This is not lost I watched it a couple of weeks ago! A fairly good print of it I got from Ioffer.com



      Elly

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    • Re: John Ford- Lightnin' (1925)

      Elly wrote:

      Hello Keith

      This is not lost I watched it a couple of weeks ago! A fairly good print of it I got from Ioffer.com



      Elly


      Thanks Elly, I'll amend it,
      Just going on what the general internet had to say.
      Please continue to keep an eye open on these
      rare movies, so we can strive to show correct movie status
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: John Ford- Lightnin' (1925)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Thanks Elly, I'll amend it,
      Just going on what the general internet had to say.
      Please continue to keep an eye open on these
      rare movies, so we can strive to show correct movie status



      Hi Keith

      I prefer to keep both eyes open when I am watching them LOL

      I will email you a list of JF films 1925 -1931 with notes whether they are lost or not

      Elly

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      The post was edited 1 time, last by Elly ().

    • Re: John Ford- Lightnin' (1925)

      Elly wrote:

      Hi Keith

      I prefer to keep both eyes open when I am watching them LOL

      I will email you a list of JF films 1925 -1931 with notes whether they are lost or not

      Elly


      Yes, you may well need to use both eyes,
      cause if you blink with only one eye,
      then you would miss Duke altogether!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England