6 January 2017 | mpickfordfan
Important note: This is not a film review. I hope to be able to find and add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
For the sake of his impoverished mother, Joe Newbolt ( Richard Barthelmess ) bonds himself to harsh Isom Chase ( Charles Hill Mailes ). Ollie Chase ( Mary Thurman ) tires of the difficult life her husband has forced on her and plans to elope with Cyrus Morgan ( Ned Sparks ), but Joe's sense of honour forces him to intervene. While Joe is trying to persuade Ollie not to proceed with her plans, Chase discovers him with his wife, misunderstands, reaches for his gun, and is accidentally killed. Joe protects Mrs. Chase, though he is accused of murder, tried, convicted, and sentenced to be hanged. But he escapes, goes to Mrs. Chase, and persuades her to reveal the truth. Joe is restored to his sweetheart and discovers that the Chase farm is rightfully his.
This 1922 rural/drama was based on the novel The Bondboy by George Washington Ogden, produced by Inspiration Pictures, starring Richard Barthelmess. The survival status of The Bond Boy (1922) is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.