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Nell Shipman

Back to God’s Country, image,

B: October 25, 1892 in Victoria, British Columbia

D: January 23, 1970 in Cabazon, California

Nell Shipman started out in life as Helen Foster-Barham and is remembered as an author, actress, and an important pioneering director of outdoor cinematography. She was one of a very few free-spirited women of the time who headed her own production company as producer, writer, director, and star. The image above is 1 of 4 lobby cards for Back to God’s Country scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.

Read more about Nell Shipman.
Also see: Nell, Ernie and Bert: The Centenary of Back to God’s Country.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Ball of Yarn (1910)
Outwitted by Billy (1913)
One Hundred Years of Mormonism (1913)
The Shepard of the Southern Cross (1914)
The Widow’s Secret (1915)
The Pine’s Revenge (1915)
Under the Crescent (1915)
God’s Country and the Woman (1916)
The Fires of Conscience (1916)
Through the Wall (1916)
The Melody of Love (1916)
Son o’ the Stars (1916)
The Black Wolf (1917)
My Fighting Gentleman (aka A Son of Battle, 1917)
The Wild Strain (1918)
Baree, Son of Kazan (1918)
A Gentleman’s Agreement (1918)
The Girl from Beyond (1918)
The Home Trail (1918)
Cavanaugh of the Forest Rangers (1918)
Back to God’s Country (1919)

Trail of the Arrow (1920)
Something New (1920)
A Bear, A Boy and A Dog (1921)
The Girl From God’s Country (1921)
The Grub Stake (1923)
Romance of the Lost Valley (1923)
Little Dramas of the Big Places (1923)
Trail of the North Wind (1923)
The Light on the Lookout (1923)
White Water (1924)
The Golden Yukon* (1927)

Wings in the Dark (1935)

The Clam-Diggers’ Daughter (1947)

*The Golden Yukon was a retitled version of the 1923 film The Romance of the Lost Valley.

;The Girl From God`s Country, movie poster;