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MPN
25 Dec 20
p. 266.
MPW
25 Dec 20
p. 1084.
Wid's
26 Dec 20
p. 35.
DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 December 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fred Watson, ravaged by consumption, travels to the lonely country known as Dead Man's Gulch in hopes of regaining his health. Accompanying Fred is his family, comprised of Kate, his son Bobbie and dog Mickey. Coming upon two shacks, they meet Bill Dorgan, a rough bearded hermit who, after leering at Kate, invites the family to cccupy the deserted cabin owned by Bill Mason, imprisoned for the murder of his partner. Meanwhile, his innocence established, Mason is pardoned from jail and returns to his cabin, bitter against the world. Gradually he is softened by Kate's charms and confides to her that he is searching for the gold that he and his partner had hidden years before, but is hampered by a missing section of the treasure map which disappeared the night of his partner's death. When Dorgan makes advances to Kate, Mason discovers that he possesses the other half of the map, having obtained it by killing Mason's partner. After a bitter struggle, Mason regains the map and proves Dorgan's guilt. Upon Fred's death, Mason discovers that Kate was the dead man's sister and not his wife, as had been assumed, and Mason wins both Kate's love and the ... +


Fred Watson, ravaged by consumption, travels to the lonely country known as Dead Man's Gulch in hopes of regaining his health. Accompanying Fred is his family, comprised of Kate, his son Bobbie and dog Mickey. Coming upon two shacks, they meet Bill Dorgan, a rough bearded hermit who, after leering at Kate, invites the family to cccupy the deserted cabin owned by Bill Mason, imprisoned for the murder of his partner. Meanwhile, his innocence established, Mason is pardoned from jail and returns to his cabin, bitter against the world. Gradually he is softened by Kate's charms and confides to her that he is searching for the gold that he and his partner had hidden years before, but is hampered by a missing section of the treasure map which disappeared the night of his partner's death. When Dorgan makes advances to Kate, Mason discovers that he possesses the other half of the map, having obtained it by killing Mason's partner. After a bitter struggle, Mason regains the map and proves Dorgan's guilt. Upon Fred's death, Mason discovers that Kate was the dead man's sister and not his wife, as had been assumed, and Mason wins both Kate's love and the gold. +

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