A Kentucky Cinderella (1917)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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Two men, "Tuolumne John" Silverwood (Rupert Julian, who also directed the film), and "Kentuck" Windfield Gordon (Harry Carter) are partners in a California mine. When an attempt is made on their claim by the Long brothers (Eddie Polo and Frank Lanning), Gordon is killed. Silverwood sends Gordon's daughter Nannie (Ruth Clifford) back home to Kentucky to live with her uncle, Henry Gordon (also played by Carter). But Uncle Henry has gotten remarried to a widow (Aurora Pratt) who has her own daughter, Rachel (Myrtle Reeves -- trivia buffs might like to know that she later became the wife of Oliver Hardy). Mrs. Gordon is very cruel to Nannie, but the girl is protected by mammy Aunt Chlorindy (Lucretia Harris). She sends Nannie to live with nice widow Mrs. Morgan (Gretchen Lederer), and eventually Nannie wins Tom Boiling (Emory Johnson) away from Rachel. When the pair are getting married, Silverwood arrives with a big present -- the fact that the mine has struck it big. This story, which took place in the 1860s, was loaded with comic touches involving "ignorant" Negro slaves -- the kind of stuff that people in the 1910s found amusing but today is justifiably considered highly offensive.

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bank, coast, couple, daughter, death, father, fortune [wealth], handsome, meeting, mine, orphan, partner, stepdaughter, uncle, widow/widower