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The working title of this film was The Bandit's Double ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Bandit's Double . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Sep 17
p. 658.
MPN
22 Sep 17
p. 1993.
MPN
29 Sep 17
p. 2389.
NYDM
29 Sep 17
p. 18.
Wid's
4 Oct 17
p. 631.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Bandit's Double
Release Date:
24 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
20 September 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11437
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

To retaliate for Bill Warned's vigilante activity, Captain Sunlight, a notorious outlaw, kidnaps Warned's sister Janet, an Eastern society girl, from her train and holds her in the hills. Janet is rescued by Jack Conway, a rancher, but faints before getting a good look at him. Because he bears a resemblance to Sunlight, Janet turns Jack over to the posse the next time they meet. After Jack is released with a laugh by the posse, Janet dumps her Eastern fiancé in favor of the dashing cowboy. Sunlight, spurred on by his defeat, begins a series of raids on the local ranches that culminates in an attack on the Warned place. As a battle between the posse and the bandits rages, Janet escapes from the ranch and rides to Fort Maxey to summon the troops. With Janet leading the way, the troops defeat the outlaws, but Jack is shot in the fight. While tending to Jack's wounds, Janet is surprised by Sunlight, but finally overcomes him, tossing him over a cliff to his ... +


To retaliate for Bill Warned's vigilante activity, Captain Sunlight, a notorious outlaw, kidnaps Warned's sister Janet, an Eastern society girl, from her train and holds her in the hills. Janet is rescued by Jack Conway, a rancher, but faints before getting a good look at him. Because he bears a resemblance to Sunlight, Janet turns Jack over to the posse the next time they meet. After Jack is released with a laugh by the posse, Janet dumps her Eastern fiancé in favor of the dashing cowboy. Sunlight, spurred on by his defeat, begins a series of raids on the local ranches that culminates in an attack on the Warned place. As a battle between the posse and the bandits rages, Janet escapes from the ranch and rides to Fort Maxey to summon the troops. With Janet leading the way, the troops defeat the outlaws, but Jack is shot in the fight. While tending to Jack's wounds, Janet is surprised by Sunlight, but finally overcomes him, tossing him over a cliff to his death. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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