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The Return of Draw Egan was re-issued in 1924 (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4556). According to modern sources, Robert Brunton was the art director and Cliff Smith was the assistant ... More Less

The Return of Draw Egan was re-issued in 1924 (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4556). According to modern sources, Robert Brunton was the art director and Cliff Smith was the assistant director. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
30 Sep 16
p. 785.
MPN
30 Sep 16
p. 2058.
MPW
30 Sep 16
p. 2100.
New York Times
2 Oct 16
p. 9.
NYDM
23 Sep 16
p. 24.
Variety
22 Sep 16
p. 40.
Wid's
5 Oct 16
p. 1015.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Tri-Stone Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
25 May 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20238
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Having made a name for himself as a lawman, former bandit Draw Egan goes to Yellow Dog to serve as its new marshal, and while turning the town into a model community, he begins a romance with a member of one of its most prominent families, Myrtle Buckton. Soon, however, a member of Draw's former gang, Arizona Joe, arrives in Yellow Dog, and threatens to expose Draw's past if the marshal tries to make him obey the law. Draw gives in for a while, but then decides that the welfare of the community is more important than his romance with Myrtle. True to his word, Joe tells the whole town about Draw when the lawman comes after him, after which Draw kills Joe and then prepares to give up Myrtle. She tells him, however, that his past is unimportant, and then begins making plans with him for their ... +


Having made a name for himself as a lawman, former bandit Draw Egan goes to Yellow Dog to serve as its new marshal, and while turning the town into a model community, he begins a romance with a member of one of its most prominent families, Myrtle Buckton. Soon, however, a member of Draw's former gang, Arizona Joe, arrives in Yellow Dog, and threatens to expose Draw's past if the marshal tries to make him obey the law. Draw gives in for a while, but then decides that the welfare of the community is more important than his romance with Myrtle. True to his word, Joe tells the whole town about Draw when the lawman comes after him, after which Draw kills Joe and then prepares to give up Myrtle. She tells him, however, that his past is unimportant, and then begins making plans with him for their future. +

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