The Blue Streak (1917)

Western | 19 March 1917

Director:

William Nigh

Writer:

William Nigh

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Apr 17
p. 1252.
Motog
17 Mar 17
p. 564.
MPN
7 Apr 17
p. 2196.
MPW
10 Nov 17
p. 872.
MPW
7 Apr 17
p. 112.
Variety
30 Mar 17
p. 29.
Wid's
12 Apr 17
pp. 234-35.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 March 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
18 March 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10400
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ordered out of his sight by his father, the scapegrace son of a millionaire obeys orders and wins notoriety out West as the "Blue Streak" because of his facility with a gun and skill on horseback. Strolling into the town of Sterling one day, The Streak prevents a forced marriage between The Fledgling, who is the daughter of the saloon keeper, and a gambler. Riding off with the girl to his retreat, The Streak is overcome with the realization that he interfered with a shotgun marriage. He rides back to town, captures the gambler and brings him to the cabin. The girl protests that the gambler has not harmed her, but The Streak will not listen. In desperation, The Fledgling goes through with a fake marriage ceremony. Afterwards, miles away on the horizon, The Streak sees a posse approaching to arrest him. He bids The Fledgling farewell and prepares to surrender when she begs him to flee, and after he refuses, she rushes into his arms crying out that she loves him. Lifting her to his mount, the two gallop away to begin a new life in his old ... +


Ordered out of his sight by his father, the scapegrace son of a millionaire obeys orders and wins notoriety out West as the "Blue Streak" because of his facility with a gun and skill on horseback. Strolling into the town of Sterling one day, The Streak prevents a forced marriage between The Fledgling, who is the daughter of the saloon keeper, and a gambler. Riding off with the girl to his retreat, The Streak is overcome with the realization that he interfered with a shotgun marriage. He rides back to town, captures the gambler and brings him to the cabin. The girl protests that the gambler has not harmed her, but The Streak will not listen. In desperation, The Fledgling goes through with a fake marriage ceremony. Afterwards, miles away on the horizon, The Streak sees a posse approaching to arrest him. He bids The Fledgling farewell and prepares to surrender when she begs him to flee, and after he refuses, she rushes into his arms crying out that she loves him. Lifting her to his mount, the two gallop away to begin a new life in his old home. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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