The Mysterious Rider (1927)

65 mins | Western | 5 March 1927

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HISTORY

For information on other adaptations of Zane Grey's novel, please consult the entry below for the 1933 Paramount release The Mysterious Rider , directed by Fred Allen and starring Kent Taylor and Lona ... More Less

For information on other adaptations of Zane Grey's novel, please consult the entry below for the 1933 Paramount release The Mysterious Rider , directed by Fred Allen and starring Kent Taylor and Lona Andre. More Less

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Film Daily
27 Mar 1927.
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Variety
11 May 1927
p. 17.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey (New York, 1921).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
5 March 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 March 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23736
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
5,957
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the California desert, homesteaders who are struggling for an existence find their land titles are jeopardized when Cliff Harkness obtains a Spanish land grant superseding their claims. He offers to sell them his title for $25,000; Bent Wade advises them to buy off Harkness, and after desperate efforts the money is turned over to Wade. Meanwhile, Mark King, a city capitalist representing a power company, offers Harkness a much larger sum; Harkness doublecrosses Wade by signing his receipt with disappearing ink and resells the land to King. Faced with eviction, the homesteaders try to lynch Wade, but his friend Lem intervenes and he is jailed. Wade escapes and goes from ranch to ranch, warning the ranchers not to give up their homes without a legal fight; he threatens Harkness with torture, forces him to confess his treachery, and proves the original receipt is legal. He finds happiness with King's daughter, ... +


In the California desert, homesteaders who are struggling for an existence find their land titles are jeopardized when Cliff Harkness obtains a Spanish land grant superseding their claims. He offers to sell them his title for $25,000; Bent Wade advises them to buy off Harkness, and after desperate efforts the money is turned over to Wade. Meanwhile, Mark King, a city capitalist representing a power company, offers Harkness a much larger sum; Harkness doublecrosses Wade by signing his receipt with disappearing ink and resells the land to King. Faced with eviction, the homesteaders try to lynch Wade, but his friend Lem intervenes and he is jailed. Wade escapes and goes from ranch to ranch, warning the ranchers not to give up their homes without a legal fight; he threatens Harkness with torture, forces him to confess his treachery, and proves the original receipt is legal. He finds happiness with King's daughter, Dorothy. +

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