The Last of the Duanes (1919)

Western | 12 October 1919

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HISTORY

This film opened in New York on 14 Sep 1919. Fox filmed Grey's story twice in the twenties: in 1924, with Tom Mix starring and Lynn Reynolds directing; and in 1930, with George O'Brien starring and Alfred L. Werker directing. Twentieth Century-Fox released another version in 1941, with George Montgomery starring and James Tinling ... More Less

This film opened in New York on 14 Sep 1919. Fox filmed Grey's story twice in the twenties: in 1924, with Tom Mix starring and Lynn Reynolds directing; and in 1930, with George O'Brien starring and Alfred L. Werker directing. Twentieth Century-Fox released another version in 1941, with George Montgomery starring and James Tinling directing. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
27 Sep 19
p. 1481.
MPN
27 Sep 19
p. 2661.
MPW
27 Sep 19
p. 2023.
New York Times
4 Nov 16
p. 26.
Variety
19 Sep 19
p. 54.
Wid's
5 Oct 19
p. 27.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Last of the Duanes" by Zane Grey in Argosy (Sep 1914).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
12 October 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
14 September 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14216
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Buck Duane, the son of an outlaw, wants to live peacefully, but, when he kills Cal Bain in self-defense, he must leave his Texas border town to hide in the hills, where he meets outlaw gangs, but refuses, however, to join them. While rescuing Jenny Lee, who was kidnapped years earlier by the Bland gang from being raped by Bland, Buck is wounded by Mrs. Bland, with whom he flirted to save Jenny. As Jenny nurses Buck, they fall in love. After she is recaptured and then rescued by the Texas Rangers, they pursue Buck, who outwits them and then surrenders. The captain of the Rangers orders Buck's pardon, if he will assist in capturing the two outlaws who killed Jenny's parents. During a bank hold-up, the outlaws are captured, but Buck is seriously wounded. After the governor's reprieve, Buck marries Jenny and soon they have a large family of husky ... +


Buck Duane, the son of an outlaw, wants to live peacefully, but, when he kills Cal Bain in self-defense, he must leave his Texas border town to hide in the hills, where he meets outlaw gangs, but refuses, however, to join them. While rescuing Jenny Lee, who was kidnapped years earlier by the Bland gang from being raped by Bland, Buck is wounded by Mrs. Bland, with whom he flirted to save Jenny. As Jenny nurses Buck, they fall in love. After she is recaptured and then rescued by the Texas Rangers, they pursue Buck, who outwits them and then surrenders. The captain of the Rangers orders Buck's pardon, if he will assist in capturing the two outlaws who killed Jenny's parents. During a bank hold-up, the outlaws are captured, but Buck is seriously wounded. After the governor's reprieve, Buck marries Jenny and soon they have a large family of husky children. +

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