The Jack Knife Man

The Jack Knife Man

Charles Arling
Director: King Vidor Cast: Charles Arling
Charles Arling
, James Corrigan
James Corrigan
, Anna Dodge
Anna Dodge
King Vidor


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An early directorial effort by King Vidor, The Jack Knife Man is based on a sentimental story by Ellis Parker Butler. Vidor avoids many of the obvious Pathos pitfalls of the Butler original, turning out a story that is as credible as it is heartwarming. Fred Turner stars as a lonely old man who lives on a decrepit houseboat. His dour outlook on life is brightened a bit when he meets a small orphaned boy. The two "outcasts" share many an adventure over the next five reels, enjoying a happy ending despite several last-reel reverses. Florence Vidor, then the wife of the director, appears in Jack Knife Man in the small role of Mrs. Montgomery.

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Release Date: 10/25/2011
UPC: 0842614104534
Original Release: 1920
Source: Grapevine Video
Sales rank: 52,890

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