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Principal photography began at the Fox Film Corporation studios in Los Angeles, CA, sometime in May 1923, according to various contemporary sources, including the 5 May 1923 Moving Picture World and 12 May 1923 Exhibitors Herald. In a 16 Jun 1923 news item, Motion Picture News suggested that cast and crew were still at work on the picture. The western received rather tepid reviews in the 11 Oct 1923 Var and 14 Oct 1923 FD. ... More Less

Principal photography began at the Fox Film Corporation studios in Los Angeles, CA, sometime in May 1923, according to various contemporary sources, including the 5 May 1923 Moving Picture World and 12 May 1923 Exhibitors Herald. In a 16 Jun 1923 news item, Motion Picture News suggested that cast and crew were still at work on the picture. The western received rather tepid reviews in the 11 Oct 1923 Var and 14 Oct 1923 FD. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
12 May 1923
p. 81.
Film Daily
8 Oct 1923.
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Film Daily
14 Oct 1923
p. 8.
Motion Picture News
5 May 1923.
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Motion Picture News
16 Jun 1923.
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Moving Picture World
5 May 1923.
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Moving Picture World
12 May 1923.
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Variety
11 Oct 1923
p. 30.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 August 1923
Production Date:
began May 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 August 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19334
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,050
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wild Bill, a gambler, promises to protect the children of Scipio, an unlucky miner who sets out to find "Lord" James, a bandit who stole Jessie, his wife. Toby, Sunny, and Sandy--three gambler friends of Bill's--help him take care of the children. To give Scipio a chance to get Jessie away from James, Bill drives the stage filled with gold to the bank in town, counting upon James and his gang to follow him. James's gang holds up the stage, and Bill shoots them all. Scipio returns home with his repentant wife, but Bill is shot and dies when he reaches the bank. Scipio finds oil on his land, and he and Jessie look forward to a happy ... +


Wild Bill, a gambler, promises to protect the children of Scipio, an unlucky miner who sets out to find "Lord" James, a bandit who stole Jessie, his wife. Toby, Sunny, and Sandy--three gambler friends of Bill's--help him take care of the children. To give Scipio a chance to get Jessie away from James, Bill drives the stage filled with gold to the bank in town, counting upon James and his gang to follow him. James's gang holds up the stage, and Bill shoots them all. Scipio returns home with his repentant wife, but Bill is shot and dies when he reaches the bank. Scipio finds oil on his land, and he and Jessie look forward to a happy future. +

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