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Mountain Dew (film)

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Mountain Dew
Directed byThomas N. Heffron
Written byJulien Josephson
Monte M. Katterjohn
Produced byTriangle Film Corporation
StarringMargery Wilson
CinematographyCharles Stumar
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation
Release date
September 16, 1917
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Mountain Dew is a lost[1] 1917 American silent comedy-drama film directed by Thomas N. Heffron and starring Margery Wilson. It was produced and distributed by the Triangle Film Corporation.[2][3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] J. Hamilton Vance (Gunn) goes to the mountains to find new material for a novel. He becomes a school teacher and becomes infatuated with Roxie Bradley (Wilson), the daughter of Squire Bradley (Filson), who does not approve of his daughter's learning. Vance is successful in teaching the girl to read and write and, although he is suspected of being a revenue agent, he manages to make a few friendships. However, a stray piece of paper upon which he has begun his novel flies away and is picked up by some of the moonshiners, who then attack him. He marries Roxie and by promising to become a partner in their distillery of illicit liquor, he is allowed to continue on his way unharmed.



Like many American films of the time, Mountain Dew was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors cut a scene with a boy shooting Sears and three racist subtitles, "Do you care so much for education that you'll see a nigger hold a gun to your pap?", "Get the men together at the still and we'll get him and his nigger tonight", and "I'se a white nigger from Chicago".[5]


  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Mountain Dew
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Mountain Dew at
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Mountain Dew(Wayback)
  4. ^ "Reviews: Mountain Dew". Exhibitors Herald. New York: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (14): 29. September 29, 1917.
  5. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 5 (15): 33. October 6, 1917.
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