Little one-armed waif Freckles ( Jack Pickford ), who lives at the orphanage, has no remembrance of either his father or mother. The object of the other children's jokes, Freckles finally ... See full summary »

Director:

Marshall Neilan

Writers:

Gene Stratton-Porter (novel), Marion Fairfax (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Pickford ... Freckles
Louise Huff ... Angel
Hobart Bosworth ... John McLean
Lillian Leighton ... Bird Woman
William Elmer ... Black Jack (as Billy Elmer)
Guy Oliver ... Duncan
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Little one-armed waif Freckles ( Jack Pickford ), who lives at the orphanage, has no remembrance of either his father or mother. The object of the other children's jokes, Freckles finally runs away and after many struggles meets John McLean, the boss of the lumber camp who, admiring the boy's spunk, selects him watchman of Limberlost, a valuable timber swamp. There Freckles meets Angel ( Louise Huff ), who is spending the summer with the Bird Woman, an enthusiastic naturalist. Angel falls in love with Freckles, but he believes that her feelings for him spring from pity. While they are in the swamp one day, a huge tree topples, endangering Angel's life. Freckles throws himself in the path of the tree which falls across his chest. Thinking that he is just a waif and therefore unworthy of Angel's love, Freckles does not care to live. As he lies near death, his English grandfather dies, leaving a portion of his estate to his grandson. Solicitors finally trace the lost child to Freckles in... Written by Pamela Short

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THE BEST KNOWN STORY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. AN ORPHAN BOY'S TRIUMPH. (Print Ad- Honolulu Star-Bulletin, ((Honolulu, T.H.)) 3 November 1917)

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

28 May 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Livets pr√∂vningar See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder Creek, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Freckles ( 1917 ) is a lost silent film. See more »

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Version of Freckles (1960) See more »

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