The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1914)

The story is laid in 1831 in rural Indiana, then the western frontier of the United States. Ralph Hartsook drifts into Flat Creek District and before he leaves he demonstrates that "l'arnin... See full summary »

Directors:

Edwin August, Max Figman

Writer:

Edward Eggleston (novel)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Max Figman ... Ralph Hartsook
Lolita Robertson ... Hannah Thompson (as Lolita Roberts)
Edwin August
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florence Gibson Florence Gibson ... (as Mrs. Florence Gibson)
Edwin Harley Edwin Harley
George Huff George Huff ... Brother
Richard Rosson Richard Rosson ... (as Dick Rosson)
Roy Stewart ... Bud Means
W.A. Walters W.A. Walters
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The story is laid in 1831 in rural Indiana, then the western frontier of the United States. Ralph Hartsook drifts into Flat Creek District and before he leaves he demonstrates that "l'arnin'" is a keener-edged tool than "lickin." Before the arrival of the schoolmaster in Flat Creek, Hannah Thompson, a girl educated beyond her surroundings, sensitive and of a retiring disposition, had been bound out as a servant in the Means household. She becomes a drudge and a slave because she is not made of the stuff necessary to combat the brutality of the Means. Under the soiled clothes of the bound girl Ralph sees the "Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls." Strong as her aversion is to education, Mrs. Means does not object to taking it into the family and she plans that Ralph marry her daughter. Where Ignorance errs Vanity is wise. She detests Ralph as a schoolmaster, but would boast of him as a son-in-law. The situation of Sis Means, egged on by her mother, playing for the favor of Ralph, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1914 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film survives at LOC in 16mm. See more »

Connections

Version of The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1924) See more »

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