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Lightnin' (1925)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 August 1925 (USA)
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, ... See full summary »

Director:

John Ford

Writers:

Winchell Smith (from the play by), Frank Bacon (from the play by) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Jay Hunt ... Lightnin' Bill Jones
Madge Bellamy ... Millie Davis
Ethel Clayton ... Margaret Davis
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Lemuel Townsend
Edythe Chapman ... Mrs. Jones
Brandon Hurst ... Everett Hammond
Wallace MacDonald ... John Marvin
Otis Harlan ... Zeb
Richard Travers ... Raymond Thomas
James A. Marcus James A. Marcus ... Sheriff Blodgett (as James Marcus)
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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. Written by Pamela Short

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The play that broke the world's-record (original print ad)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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The first film shown at the famous "Alex" theater in Glendale, California. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Museum of Modern Art preservation print contains an uncredited piano score and runs 104 minutes. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Pancho See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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