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According to news items and reviews, exteriors for the film were shot on location in the Rocky Mountains, in ... More Less

According to news items and reviews, exteriors for the film were shot on location in the Rocky Mountains, in Colorado. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
9 May 1925
p. 46.
Exhibitors Trade Review
22 Jul 1925
p. 46.
Film Daily
12 Jul 1925.
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New York Times
8 Jul 1925
p. 12.
Variety
8 Jul 1925
p. 36.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Comedy relief
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper (New York, 1922).
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 May 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 July 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21668
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,464
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Barry Houston, the superintendent of a gang building a railroad tunnel through a Colorado mountain, warns John Keith, the project engineer, that he is doing too much blasting, thereby placing the crew in danger from avalanches. Attempting to set a record, Keith ignores Barry's advice, and, as a result of continued blasting, there is an avalanche that destroys the line camp, knocking out telegraph lines and the commissary. John and Barry go for help, returning with food and medical aid. Buck Carson, half-crazed by hunger and despair, attacks Robinette, and she throws boiling water in his face; Buck then blindly chases her toward a precipice. Barry saves her from Buck, and she confesses her love for the burly ... +


Barry Houston, the superintendent of a gang building a railroad tunnel through a Colorado mountain, warns John Keith, the project engineer, that he is doing too much blasting, thereby placing the crew in danger from avalanches. Attempting to set a record, Keith ignores Barry's advice, and, as a result of continued blasting, there is an avalanche that destroys the line camp, knocking out telegraph lines and the commissary. John and Barry go for help, returning with food and medical aid. Buck Carson, half-crazed by hunger and despair, attacks Robinette, and she throws boiling water in his face; Buck then blindly chases her toward a precipice. Barry saves her from Buck, and she confesses her love for the burly superintendent. +

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

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