Montana Bill (1921)

Western | 1921

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The studio chart in the 23 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Montana Bill was in its second week of ... More Less

The studio chart in the 23 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Montana Bill was in its second week of production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
23 Apr 1921
p. 13.
The Bioscope
7 Oct 1926.
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Today`s Cinema News and Property Gazette
7 Oct 1926.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
DETAILS
Release Date:
1921
Premiere Information:
Brooklyn showing: 24 July 1921
Production Date:
began mid April 1921
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,447
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When cowboy Montana Bill goes to work at the Bar-O ranch, he falls in love with Ruth, the daughter of the ranch owner. Soon Bill incurs the animosity of foreman Bob Cortley when he deduces that Cortley is the secret head of a band of cattle rustlers. Bill encounters additional trouble because Al Thorne, who buys Cortley's stolen cattle, is his romantic rival for Ruth. To undermine Bill, Thorne arranges for a woman named Billie to pretend that she has a relationship with him, thus angering Ruth. Meanwhile, Cortley names Bill as the cattle rustler and tries to frame him for murder. After a series of misadventures, Cortley and Thorne are arrested, Bill is exonerated and Ruth returns his ... +


When cowboy Montana Bill goes to work at the Bar-O ranch, he falls in love with Ruth, the daughter of the ranch owner. Soon Bill incurs the animosity of foreman Bob Cortley when he deduces that Cortley is the secret head of a band of cattle rustlers. Bill encounters additional trouble because Al Thorne, who buys Cortley's stolen cattle, is his romantic rival for Ruth. To undermine Bill, Thorne arranges for a woman named Billie to pretend that she has a relationship with him, thus angering Ruth. Meanwhile, Cortley names Bill as the cattle rustler and tries to frame him for murder. After a series of misadventures, Cortley and Thorne are arrested, Bill is exonerated and Ruth returns his love. +

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Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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