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This film was also called The Country God Forgot . Exclusive Features re-issued the film on a state rights basis in 1920. According to a contemporary news item, this film, which was shot in part in the Mojave Desert, was to star Tom Mix and be the first in a series of Marshall Neilan/Selig ... More Less

This film was also called The Country God Forgot . Exclusive Features re-issued the film on a state rights basis in 1920. According to a contemporary news item, this film, which was shot in part in the Mojave Desert, was to star Tom Mix and be the first in a series of Marshall Neilan/Selig Westerns. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
30 Sep 16
p. 786.
MPN
7 Oct 16
p. 2227.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 3929.
MPN
3 Jul 15
p. 52, 77
MPN
12 Jun 20
p. 4700.
MPW
16 Sep 16
p. 1820.
MPW
7 Oct 16
p. 136.
NYDM
5 Aug 16
p. 19.
NYDM
12 Aug 16
p. 26.
NYDM
7 Oct 16
p. 27.
Variety
29 Sep 16
p. 24.
Wid's
5 Oct 16
p. 1010.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Country God Forgot
Release Date:
2 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
18 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9148
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After years of mining, Steve Brant finally strikes it rich and plans to use his new fortune to give his wife Helen all of the things that she has had to do without. Helen, however, is already fed up with her lifestyle, so she agrees to run away with the mysterious Craig Wells. Even the elopement cannot change Steve's plans and he sends a package filled with money to Helen. The gesture makes her realize how much she loves Steve, and she insists on turning back, but Craig, who is wanted for stealing government funds, refuses. Helen and Craig fight, and during the struggle, she is shot accidentally, after which Craig deserts her. Eventually, Steve finds Helen and nurses her back to health, while the authorities capture Craig and hang ... +


After years of mining, Steve Brant finally strikes it rich and plans to use his new fortune to give his wife Helen all of the things that she has had to do without. Helen, however, is already fed up with her lifestyle, so she agrees to run away with the mysterious Craig Wells. Even the elopement cannot change Steve's plans and he sends a package filled with money to Helen. The gesture makes her realize how much she loves Steve, and she insists on turning back, but Craig, who is wanted for stealing government funds, refuses. Helen and Craig fight, and during the struggle, she is shot accidentally, after which Craig deserts her. Eventually, Steve finds Helen and nurses her back to health, while the authorities capture Craig and hang him. +

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