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Vintage original 11 x 14 in. US lobby card from the 1920s silent film western drama/romance, SPARKS OF FLINT, released in 1921 by Arrow Film Corp. and directed by Roy Clements.


The image depicts a beautifully-composed exterior scene as Jack Hoxie sits astride his horse in the middle of his two romantic rivals as they face each other. It is unrestored in fine+ condition.


*"Location filming took place at Big Bear Lake, CA, as stated in the 22 October 1921 Camera. Evelyn Nelson was listed as an additional cast member. The 12 November 1921 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that the picture was the second in a series of westerns from Ben Wilson Productions starring Jack Hoxie. Sparks of Flint was released on 10 December 1921. Months later, the 5 August 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review listed the five-reel feature as a short subject. According to the Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database, this film is extant.


Jack Stokes, a young ranchman, falls in love with Elizabeth Welsh, the daughter of an old miner who owns land rich in gold. Elizabeth tires of ranch life and goes east to finish her education. Speculator Blane Flint recognizes the value of the Welsh properties and endeavors to marry Phoebe, Elizabeth’s younger sister. After Jack rescues Phoebe from Blane's carefully laid plans, the speculator goes east in search of Elizabeth, who has become indifferent to Jack. Unaware of Blane's true character, Elizabeth accepts his marriage proposal. Although Jack is saddened by the news of their marriage, he discovers a growing attraction between himself and Phoebe. In the meantime, Blane plots with Hamby, a crooked attorney, to steal the mineral rights to Welsh’s land. Jack thwarts the scheme, leading to Blane’s arrest. He and Phoebe marry, and the sisters are reconciled."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)


*"John Hartford Hoxie (January 11, 1885 – March 28, 1965) was an American rodeo performer and motion-picture actor whose career was most prominent in the silent film era of the 1910s through the 1930s. Hoxie is best recalled for his roles in Westerns and rarely strayed from the genre."

*(source: Wikipedia)



SPARKS OF FLINT (1921) US 11x14 Lobby Card 01

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