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HISTORY

The author of the story, Al Jennings, was actually a former bandit and train robber who was pardoned by President Theodore Roosevelt. Some contemporary sources give Tod Browning sole directing credit, while others Tod Browning and Wilfred Lucas joint credit. Scenes were filmed in the Santa Ynez Canyon in California and in the Hotel Alexandria in Los ... More Less

The author of the story, Al Jennings, was actually a former bandit and train robber who was pardoned by President Theodore Roosevelt. Some contemporary sources give Tod Browning sole directing credit, while others Tod Browning and Wilfred Lucas joint credit. Scenes were filmed in the Santa Ynez Canyon in California and in the Hotel Alexandria in Los Angeles. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Apr 17
p. 1465.
MPN
31 Mar 17
p. 2002.
MPN
5 May 17
p. 2859.
MPW
7 Dec 18
p. 1116.
MPW
5 May 17
p. 809.
MPW
19 May 17
p. 1184.
NYDM
28 Apr 17
p. 30.
The Triangle
21 Apr 17
p. 4.
Variety
27 Apr 17
p. 24.
Wid's
26 Apr 17
pp. 268-69.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 April 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Railroad president John Houston, along with his daughter Marjorie and his fiancée, Elinor Craig, are aboard the express train when it is held up by a gang of outlaws. Outlaw Dan Tracy is attracted to Marjorie, who, filled with dreams of romance, returns his interest. They exchange rings and later meet secretly in the city. When Houston learns that his daughter's new suitor is an outlaw, he hires a detective to investigate. The investigation indicates that Tracy is Houston's son by a former marriage, and Houston, mortified, allows the outlaw to escape. Tracy then persuades Marjorie to elope with him and takes her to his shack in the hills where she is rudely awakened to the realities of outlaw life. Houston arrives to save his daughter, and after Tracy is killed by Rosanne, the woman he betrayed, it is revealed that Tracy was not his son but an offspring of his former wife and an ... +


Railroad president John Houston, along with his daughter Marjorie and his fiancée, Elinor Craig, are aboard the express train when it is held up by a gang of outlaws. Outlaw Dan Tracy is attracted to Marjorie, who, filled with dreams of romance, returns his interest. They exchange rings and later meet secretly in the city. When Houston learns that his daughter's new suitor is an outlaw, he hires a detective to investigate. The investigation indicates that Tracy is Houston's son by a former marriage, and Houston, mortified, allows the outlaw to escape. Tracy then persuades Marjorie to elope with him and takes her to his shack in the hills where she is rudely awakened to the realities of outlaw life. Houston arrives to save his daughter, and after Tracy is killed by Rosanne, the woman he betrayed, it is revealed that Tracy was not his son but an offspring of his former wife and an outlaw. +

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