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In a monthly column called "A Letter from Location" in the Sep 1923 Picture-Play, actress Jacqueline Logan discussed living in a hotel in remote Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz County, CA, where she and the production had already spent a month. Most exteriors were shot twenty-seven miles from Ben Lomond on a U.S. Government redwood preserve called the Big Basin. A street of deserted log cabins was used for the fictional village of "Red Dog."
       A review in the 18 Aug 1923 Motion Picture News praised the redwood forest exteriors and the night photography.
       Bret Harte's original short story was the basis for an earlier film called Salomy Jane (1914, see entry). ... More Less

In a monthly column called "A Letter from Location" in the Sep 1923 Picture-Play, actress Jacqueline Logan discussed living in a hotel in remote Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz County, CA, where she and the production had already spent a month. Most exteriors were shot twenty-seven miles from Ben Lomond on a U.S. Government redwood preserve called the Big Basin. A street of deserted log cabins was used for the fictional village of "Red Dog."
       A review in the 18 Aug 1923 Motion Picture News praised the redwood forest exteriors and the night photography.
       Bret Harte's original short story was the basis for an earlier film called Salomy Jane (1914, see entry). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
18 Aug 1923
p. 782.
Picture-Play
Sep 1923
p. 67.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Salomy Jane by Paul Armstrong (New York, 19 Jan 1907), which was based on the short story "Salomy Jane's Kiss" by Bret Harte in Stories of Light and Shadow (New York, 1898).
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 August 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 August 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19263
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,270
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During the northern California gold rush, vigilantes are about to hang The Stranger for holding up the overland stage when Salomy Jane Clay kisses him goodbye. He uses the opportunity makes his escape. Meanwhile Larabee, an old enemy of Jane's father, Madison Clay, is killed, and The Stranger is again accused. Thinking that Salomy shot Larabee, Madison Clay takes the blame, but both he and The Stranger are acquitted when the real culprit is found. Salomy marries The ... +


During the northern California gold rush, vigilantes are about to hang The Stranger for holding up the overland stage when Salomy Jane Clay kisses him goodbye. He uses the opportunity makes his escape. Meanwhile Larabee, an old enemy of Jane's father, Madison Clay, is killed, and The Stranger is again accused. Thinking that Salomy shot Larabee, Madison Clay takes the blame, but both he and The Stranger are acquitted when the real culprit is found. Salomy marries The Stranger. +

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