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Exhibitors Trade Review
21 Mar 1925
p. 52.
Film Daily
8 Mar 1925.
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Variety
22 Apr 1925
p. 35.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 March 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 February 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21104
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,419
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ben Johnson, a sheepherder who hates sheep, is instructed by his employer, Vasquez, to escort beautiful Rena Newhall to her father's ranch. On the journey, Rena is abducted by Zach Marlin, who takes her to Buck Brent, an outlaw who has sworn vengeance on Jim Newhall, Rena's father, for sending him to jail years before. Ben later poses as an outlaw, joins Brent's band, and takes a hand in rustling the elder Newhall's cattle. On that raid, Ben contrives to get himself captured and convinces Rena's father both of his own good intentions and of the treachery of Marlin. Ben rejoins Brent's gang, but he is soon exposed as a fraud by Marlin. As Ben is about to be killed, Newhall rides into Brent's camp with a posse and saves him. Brent is wounded, his gang is captured, but Marlin escapes, taking Rena with him. Ben pursues them, captures Marlin, and wins Rena's ... +


Ben Johnson, a sheepherder who hates sheep, is instructed by his employer, Vasquez, to escort beautiful Rena Newhall to her father's ranch. On the journey, Rena is abducted by Zach Marlin, who takes her to Buck Brent, an outlaw who has sworn vengeance on Jim Newhall, Rena's father, for sending him to jail years before. Ben later poses as an outlaw, joins Brent's band, and takes a hand in rustling the elder Newhall's cattle. On that raid, Ben contrives to get himself captured and convinces Rena's father both of his own good intentions and of the treachery of Marlin. Ben rejoins Brent's gang, but he is soon exposed as a fraud by Marlin. As Ben is about to be killed, Newhall rides into Brent's camp with a posse and saves him. Brent is wounded, his gang is captured, but Marlin escapes, taking Rena with him. Ben pursues them, captures Marlin, and wins Rena's love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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