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This film was copyrighted under the title The Men of the Desert ... More Less

This film was copyrighted under the title The Men of the Desert . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Sep 17
P. 685.
MPN
15 Sep 17
p. 1811.
MPN
6 Oct 17
p. 2391.
MPW
29 Sep 17
p. 2048.
NYDM
29 Sep 17
p. 24.
Variety
28 Sep 17
p. 37.
Wid's
4 Oct 17
pp. 640-41.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Perfection Pictures
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
14 September 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11428
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jack, a nomadic cowboy, wanders into a town torn apart by a feud between the cattlemen and sheepmen. When Jack criticizes the sheriff's lack of interest in ending the feud, the lawman hands him a badge and challenges him to do better. Jack accepts the challenge and arrests the murderer of one of the sheepherders. The murderer's companions, the Flying O cowboys, immediately storm the jail and rescue him, and in the fight, Jack is critically wounded. May, a cattleman's daughter, finds Jack half dead and hides him in a hut where she nurses him back to health. Meanwhile, the cattlemen, led by Mason, discover Jack's hideout and attack. May rides across the desert in search of aid and returns with the sheepherders in time to save Jack's life. Jack and May's wedding on the battleground then unites the sheepherders and the cattle ranchers and restores order to the ... +


Jack, a nomadic cowboy, wanders into a town torn apart by a feud between the cattlemen and sheepmen. When Jack criticizes the sheriff's lack of interest in ending the feud, the lawman hands him a badge and challenges him to do better. Jack accepts the challenge and arrests the murderer of one of the sheepherders. The murderer's companions, the Flying O cowboys, immediately storm the jail and rescue him, and in the fight, Jack is critically wounded. May, a cattleman's daughter, finds Jack half dead and hides him in a hut where she nurses him back to health. Meanwhile, the cattlemen, led by Mason, discover Jack's hideout and attack. May rides across the desert in search of aid and returns with the sheepherders in time to save Jack's life. Jack and May's wedding on the battleground then unites the sheepherders and the cattle ranchers and restores order to the town. +

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

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