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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, Behind the Scenes at the "Flying A," Silents on the Islands, Way Back When: SB in 1924


Image: Reel Life, December 27, 1913

The Power of Light


This silent movie was released on January 5, 1914. It was filmed in Sycamore Canyon, a region of Montecito, California. The movie features a family of moonshiners in the Canadian North Woods. The dad is in the illegal hooch business, but his son becomes a minister.


As the movie ends, we see the son destroying the illegal liquor equipment, but [spoiler alert!] six years later when Prohibition begins and the U.S. goes "dry," he may regret his rash actions.


This movie was produced by Santa Barbara's "Flying A" studio. There are no copies known to exist. 

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