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Jacqueline, or Blazing Barriers
Alternate Title: Blazing barriers
Director: Dell Henderson (Dir)
Release Date:   1 Apr 1923
Premiere Information:   Patterson, N. J., premiere: 19 Mar 1923
Duration (in feet):   6,400
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Marguerite Courtot (Jacqueline Roland)  
    Helen Rowland (Jacqueline, as child)  
    Gus Weinberg (Her Father)  
    Effie Shannon (Her mother)  
    Lew Cody (Raoul Radon)  
    Joseph Depew (Raoul Radon, as a child)  
    Russell Griffin (Little Peter)  
    J. Barney Sherry (His father)  
    Edmund Breese (Edmund MacDonald)  
    Edria Fisk (His daughter)  
    Sheldon Lewis (Henri Dubois)  
    Charles Fang (Li Chang)  
    Paul Panzer (Gambler)  
    Taxie (Himself, a dog)  

Summary: Jacqueline Roland, whom Raoul Radon has loved since childhood, meets Henri Dubois when she visits the city but is unresponsive to his attentions. Dubois later comes as the new boss to the lumber camp where Jacqueline lives. He is closely followed by his longtime blackmailer, Li Chang. Henri convinces Raoul that Jacqueline has transferred her affections to himself. Li Chang and Henri fight over Jacqueline and start a forest fire in the process. Raoul learns of Jacqueline's plight and searches for her unsuccessfully--she was rescued by her father--but he saves Henri for Jacqueline's sake. After thrilling efforts against the fire, Jacqueline and Raoul are reunited. 

Production Company: Pine Tree Pictures  
Production Text: Pine Tree Special
Distribution Company: Arrow Film Corp.  
Director: Dell Henderson (Dir)
Writer: Thomas F. Fallon (Adpt)
  Dorothy Farnum (Adpt)
Photography: George Peters (Dir of photog)
  Charles Downs (Dir of photog)
  Dan Maher (Dir of photog)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the short story "Jacqueline" by James Oliver Curwood in Good Housekeeping (Aug 1918).
Authors: James Oliver Curwood

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Pine Tree Pictures 14/4/1923 dd/mm/yyyy LP18881

Physical Properties: b&w:
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Genre: Melodrama
 
Subjects (Major): Dogs
  Forest fires
  Lumber industry
  Quebec (Canada)

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