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The working title of this film was The Girl Sheriff . According to a production news item, filming was delayed for several weeks while the company searched for a cattle herd that would stampede for the cameras. The stampede was shot finally at a ranch in Newhall, ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Girl Sheriff . According to a production news item, filming was delayed for several weeks while the company searched for a cattle herd that would stampede for the cameras. The stampede was shot finally at a ranch in Newhall, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Jun 17
p. 42.
ETR
16 Jun 17
p. 112.
MPN
11 Aug 17
p. 1021.
MPW
6 Jul 17
p. 22.
NYDM
4 Aug 17
p. 19.
Variety
17 Aug 17
p. 30.
Wid's
2 Aug 17
p. 490.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Blue Ribbon Features
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Girl Sheriff
Release Date:
30 July 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
26 July 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11143
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After inheriting the Blue Goose mine in Colorado, Kate Saxon goes West to manage her property. She arrives as rioting miners and a sheriff's posse are engaged in a battle. After quelling the disturbance, Kate adjusts wages and working conditions. A friendship quickly develops between Tom Baxter, the sheriff and a wealthy cattleman, and Kate, which is encouraged by old "Bells," the mining engineer. Consequently, when the women suffragists urge Kate to run for sheriff, she is reluctant at first to oppose Tom, but finally accepts and wins the election. Tom, to test her mettle, has one of the cowboys tell her that he bought votes in the election, thus violating the law. She arrests him and Tom, and when Tom sees that she is in earnest about enforcing the law, he acknowledges that the story was false. Kate frees him, but will not forgive the lie. As she rides off, Tom follows her and they are caught in a cattle stampede when labor agitator Tremble dynamites the reservior. They race for their lives, and when all danger has passed, Tom professes his love for Kate but she spurns him until old Bells finally brings about a ... +


After inheriting the Blue Goose mine in Colorado, Kate Saxon goes West to manage her property. She arrives as rioting miners and a sheriff's posse are engaged in a battle. After quelling the disturbance, Kate adjusts wages and working conditions. A friendship quickly develops between Tom Baxter, the sheriff and a wealthy cattleman, and Kate, which is encouraged by old "Bells," the mining engineer. Consequently, when the women suffragists urge Kate to run for sheriff, she is reluctant at first to oppose Tom, but finally accepts and wins the election. Tom, to test her mettle, has one of the cowboys tell her that he bought votes in the election, thus violating the law. She arrests him and Tom, and when Tom sees that she is in earnest about enforcing the law, he acknowledges that the story was false. Kate frees him, but will not forgive the lie. As she rides off, Tom follows her and they are caught in a cattle stampede when labor agitator Tremble dynamites the reservior. They race for their lives, and when all danger has passed, Tom professes his love for Kate but she spurns him until old Bells finally brings about a reconciliation. +

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

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