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The 28 Apr 1917 Motion Picture News announced that William S. Hart, Sylvia Bremer, Alma Reubens, Mildred Harris, and the rest of the film company left that week for Santa Cruz, CA, to spend from ten days to two weeks shooting exteriors along the coast and in the "lumber region." The company took camping equipment along with them in order to live in the ... More Less

The 28 Apr 1917 Motion Picture News announced that William S. Hart, Sylvia Bremer, Alma Reubens, Mildred Harris, and the rest of the film company left that week for Santa Cruz, CA, to spend from ten days to two weeks shooting exteriors along the coast and in the "lumber region." The company took camping equipment along with them in order to live in the woods. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
30 Dec 16
p. 1973.
Motion Picture News
28 Apr 1917
p. 2681.
Variety
9 Nov 1917
p. 54.
Wid's
8 Nov 1917
p. 716.
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1917
Production Date:
began April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
S. A. Lynch Enterprises, Inc.
Copyright Date:
2 September 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11346
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gambler "On-the-Level" Leigh gives up his profession for his little sister, Alice, whose precarious health demands that she move to the mountains. There, the gambler meets the fiery dance hall girl Coralie whose advances he rejects. His funds exhausted from the expense of the move, Level unwillingly returns to his old profession, but Coralie induces the dealer to "cold deck" Level, and he loses every cent. Out of desperation, Level decides to hold up the passengers of the stagecoach while unknown to him, Black Jack shoots and kills the driver for the express box. Learning of the driver's death, Level surrenders himself to the law and is jailed. Escaping from his cell, Level discovers Black Jack uncovering the express box and arrests him. Level returns to town with the real murderer, is cleared of all charges and is reunited with his sweetheart, Rose ... +


Gambler "On-the-Level" Leigh gives up his profession for his little sister, Alice, whose precarious health demands that she move to the mountains. There, the gambler meets the fiery dance hall girl Coralie whose advances he rejects. His funds exhausted from the expense of the move, Level unwillingly returns to his old profession, but Coralie induces the dealer to "cold deck" Level, and he loses every cent. Out of desperation, Level decides to hold up the passengers of the stagecoach while unknown to him, Black Jack shoots and kills the driver for the express box. Learning of the driver's death, Level surrenders himself to the law and is jailed. Escaping from his cell, Level discovers Black Jack uncovering the express box and arrests him. Level returns to town with the real murderer, is cleared of all charges and is reunited with his sweetheart, Rose Larkin. +

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