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The Revenue Man
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The Moonshiner's daughter meets one of the revenue men and is attracted by his appearance as he is with hers. She, while rough in nature, has a tender heart, as is shown by her attention to her pet dove. The revenue man makes a daring arrest of a couple of the moonshiners, which arrest the other moonshiners resent, and swear vengeance. The girl's father leads the vindictive mountaineers and is killed by one of the revenue men, who in turn meets his death. This sets the girl's fierce mountain spirit ablaze, and after her father's burial she joins the pursuit. Two days later, the survivor of the two officers, worn out with fatigue, sits on a bank by the stream, when the girl approaches. She is about to make good her threat, when her pet dove falls at his feet. He picks it up tenderly and sends it on its way, impressing the girl so that she later helps him to escape by hiding him in her room and afterward leaving the mountains for a new life in the city beautiful, Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Falling in Love with the Revenue Man
5 November 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In the Kentucky backwoods, Dorothy West helps her moonshiner father take some jugs to his still; along the way, she meets dashing Edwin August. Ms. West and Mr. August are immediately attracted to each other

  • but he is "The Revenue Man ", which means, of course, trouble for the


moonshiners. After August begins arresting the bootleggers, citizens dependent on the alcohol trade take up arms against the man. Even West wields a rifle; when a loved one is shot, she wants to hunt down, and kill, revenue man August. When she comes upon him, and takes aim, she hesitates after she sees he is a lover of doves, like she…

Director D.W. Griffith's prowling, bearded posse of moonsshiners becomes quite visually menacing in the woodsy exterior; which is New Jersey, actually, as photographed by G.W. Bitzer. The subsequent hiding of August under West's bed is an exciting moment; and, West performs amicably. In "The Revenue Man and His Girl", West foreshadows some later Griffith/Lilian Gish scenes. Little Gladys Egan appears, naturally, as the little girl. Alfred Paget and Donald Crisp also appear.

**** The Revenue Man and His Girl (9/25/11) D.W. Griffith ~ Dorothy West, Edwin August, Gladys Egan


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