Jules of the Strong Heart

Jules of the Strong Heart is a lost[1] 1918 American silent drama film directed by Donald Crisp and written by William Merriam Rouse, Frank X. Finnegan' and Harvey F. Thew. The film stars George Beban, Helen Jerome Eddy, Charles Ogle, Raymond Hatton, Guy Oliver, and Ernest Joy. The film was released on January 14, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]

Jules of the Strong Heart
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Directed byDonald Crisp
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byWilliam Merriam Rouse (story)
Frank X. Finnegan (scenario)
Harvey F. Thew (scenario)
StarringGeorge Beban
Helen Jerome Eddy
Charles Ogle
Raymond Hatton
Guy Oliver
Ernest Joy
CinematographyFaxon M. Dean
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 14, 1918 (1918-01-14)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Jules Lemaire (Beban) comes to the lumbering country with an infant. He secures a position logging and the interest of Joy Farnsworth (Eddy), daughter of foreman Tom Farnsworth (Ogle). Big Jim Burgess (Oliver) becomes jealous of Jules and spreads false stories regarding the baby. A storm prevents the foreman from going to get the pay. This arouses the men and some want to attack Farnsworth. Jules offers to go get the money and Burgess goes along. Burgess leads Jules astray, and demands the note for the money, but Jules refuses to give it up. Burgess then tortures Jules, but is interrupted by the arrival of Joy and Herbert Sommerville (Neill), the latter having come for his baby. Burgess is captured, the money needed for the pay is secured, and the trio arrive just in time to save Farnsworth and his assistant from the wrath of the men. Sommerville takes his baby with him and Joy declares her love for Jules.



Like many American films of the time, Jules of the Strong Heart was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required, in Reel 4, a cut of the slugging of Jules and, in Reel 5, two scenes of tortured man's side streaked with blood and two riot scenes.[5]


  1. "Jules Of The Strong Heart / Donald Crisp (motion picture): Bibliographic Record Description: Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress". loc.gov. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  2. "Jules of the Strong Heart - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  3. "Jules of the Strong Heart (1918) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  4. "Reviews: Jules of the Strong Heart". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (5): 26–27. January 26, 1918.
  5. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (6): 31. February 2, 1918.
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