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Driven (1923)

 |  Drama  |  11 February 1923 (USA)
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Essie, a mountain girl, moves in with a family of neighboring bootleggers when her father, also a bootlegger, is killed by federal agents. She falls in love with Tom, one of the family's ... See full summary »

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Fred Koser ...
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Essie, a mountain girl, moves in with a family of neighboring bootleggers when her father, also a bootlegger, is killed by federal agents. She falls in love with Tom, one of the family's brothers, but another brother, the violent and brutal Lem, decides he wants her for himself, and beats Tom badly. What the girl doesn't know is that it wasn't the feds who killed her father--it was Lem. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Jewel Production. Universal, not owning its own theater network, devised a 3-tiered brand system that helped market its features to independent theater owners: Red Feather (low budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream releases) and Jewel (prestige productions). Jewel productions were often promoted as special engagements in hopes of attracting higher roadshow ticket prices. This branding system would cease in late 1929. See more »

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Driven ( 1923 ) -- Lost Silent Film
2 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This 1923 melodrama was based on the short story "The Flower of the Flock," by Jay Gelzer in Cosmopolitan Magazine (Aug 1921). Produced by Charles J. Brabin for Universal Pictures, Driven sadly remains a lost silent film, all I can offer the reader is this brief synopsis.

Essie Hardin (Elinor Fair), resident of a southern mountain hamlet, moves in with the Tolliver family when revenue agents (she believes) kill her father. She falls in love with Tom (Charles Emmett Mack), the youngest son in the family of bootleggers. Another son, Lem (George Bancroft), the murderer of John Hardin (Leslie Stowe), also wants Essie. Tom is badly beaten in a fight with Lem, who, following the fight, announces his intention of marrying Essie. Mrs. Tolliver (Emily Fitzroy) attempts to thwart Lem by telling the revenue officers the whereabouts of the Tolliver still. She then collects the reward and sends Tom and Essie on their way with it.


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