The Jack Knife Man

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The Jack Knife Man ★★★ 1920

Sentimental silent treatment of the relationship between a boy and a man. A new mother close to death hands over her bundle of joy to a kindly old river man, and the two bond in a familial way despite incessant adversity. Made the year following Vidor's debut as a feature film director. 70m/B VHS . Fred Turner, Harry Todd, Bobby Kelso, Willis Marks, Lillian (Lillianne, Lyllian) Leighton, James Corrigan; D: King Vidor; W: William Parker.