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ETR
4 Dec 20
p. 20.
MPN
20 Dec 19
p. 4494.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 2485.
MPN
12 Jun 20
p. 1501.
MPN
4 Dec 20
p. 4349.
MPW
4 Dec 20
p. 641.
New York Morning Telegraph
21 Nov 1920.
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Wid's
28 Nov 20
p. 19.
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Release Date:
21 November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
21 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15830
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When law and order fade into distant memory in Angel City, the townspeople yearn for the era of the Iron Riders, a band of men who took justice into their own hands and brought order out of chaos. The organizer of the group was John Lannigan, whose son Larry decides to take up the mantle of the Riders once again. After a shooting incident, Larry dons the black robe of the order and demands that the killers be brought to justice. Taking advantage of the Rider's masked identity, the town's corrupt Sheriff Donovan robs a saloon and blames it on the Rider. Thinking that the thief is his son, John Lannigan shoots at the masked man, who manages to escape. Larry, aware of the sheriff's infamy, is reluctant to expose him because of his love for Mera, Donovan's daughter. After rescuing Mera from the villainous Jim Mason, Larry reestablishes his honor and restores order to Angel ... +


When law and order fade into distant memory in Angel City, the townspeople yearn for the era of the Iron Riders, a band of men who took justice into their own hands and brought order out of chaos. The organizer of the group was John Lannigan, whose son Larry decides to take up the mantle of the Riders once again. After a shooting incident, Larry dons the black robe of the order and demands that the killers be brought to justice. Taking advantage of the Rider's masked identity, the town's corrupt Sheriff Donovan robs a saloon and blames it on the Rider. Thinking that the thief is his son, John Lannigan shoots at the masked man, who manages to escape. Larry, aware of the sheriff's infamy, is reluctant to expose him because of his love for Mera, Donovan's daughter. After rescuing Mera from the villainous Jim Mason, Larry reestablishes his honor and restores order to Angel City. +

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