Lightnin'


1h 20m 1925

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 23, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Lightnin'; a Play in Prologue and Three Acts by Winchell Smith, Frank Bacon (New York, 1918).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,050ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 23, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Lightnin'; a Play in Prologue and Three Acts by Winchell Smith, Frank Bacon (New York, 1918).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,050ft (8 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

The first film shown at the famous "Alex" theater in Glendale, California.

Notes

Remade in 1930 under the same title, q. v.