Durand of the Bad Lands (1917)

Comedy, Western | 12 August 1917

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HISTORY

This film was remade by Fox Film Corp. and released 1 Nov 1925. The remake was directed by Lynn Reynolds and starred Buck Jones. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

This film was remade by Fox Film Corp. and released 1 Nov 1925. The remake was directed by Lynn Reynolds and starred Buck Jones. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.1478.) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 Aug 17
p. 938.
MPW
25 Aug 17
p. 1270.
MPW
1 Sep 17
p. 1385.
Wid's
20 Jan 17
pp. 419-20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 August 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
12 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11237
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While out on a plundering expedition, charming young outlaw Dick Durand comes upon a band of Indians attacking a group of settlers. Dick opens fire on the Indians, but before he forces them to flee, they kill everyone except three children and Durand himself. Durand places the children in the care of Molly Gore, who does not suspect that the kindly horseman is actually the outlaw being blamed for the massacre. Although he knows that the sheriff is in close pursuit, Dick stops to rescue a girl who has been kidnapped by the Indians. After he returns her to her father, the sheriff takes Durand prisoner. However, unknown to Durand, the girl he has saved is the governor's daughter, and the executive, urged on by Molly, intercedes and pardons the outlaw, who then settles down to a peaceful life with ... +


While out on a plundering expedition, charming young outlaw Dick Durand comes upon a band of Indians attacking a group of settlers. Dick opens fire on the Indians, but before he forces them to flee, they kill everyone except three children and Durand himself. Durand places the children in the care of Molly Gore, who does not suspect that the kindly horseman is actually the outlaw being blamed for the massacre. Although he knows that the sheriff is in close pursuit, Dick stops to rescue a girl who has been kidnapped by the Indians. After he returns her to her father, the sheriff takes Durand prisoner. However, unknown to Durand, the girl he has saved is the governor's daughter, and the executive, urged on by Molly, intercedes and pardons the outlaw, who then settles down to a peaceful life with Molly. +

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