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MPN
25 Nov 16
p. 3326.
MPW
18 Nov 16
p. 1067.
MPW
2 Dec 16
p. 1341.
New York Times
20 Nov 16
p. 11.
NYDM
29 Sep 16
p. 27.
Variety
17 Nov 16
p. 24.
Wid's
23 Nov 16
p. 1124.
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Based on the novel The Mediator by Roy Norton (New York, 1913).
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Release Date:
13 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
12 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9503
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tired of gunfighting, Lish Henley retires to Peaceful Hill, California, but soon finds that the name of the town has nothing to do with the life style of the townspeople. Nevertheless, Lish is still tougher than anyone else, and so becomes known as "The Mediator," not because of his negotiating skills, but because of his willingness to keep killing members of opposing gangs until the ones still alive agree to a peace settlement. Then, Big Bill, an old enemy of Lish, comes to Peaceful Hill looking for The Mediator. With the aid of Maggie, a waitress who tosses him a revolver, Lish is able to subdue Bill at their first encounter and, later, round up Bill and his gang and hand them over to the authorities, after which Lish and Maggie are ... +


Tired of gunfighting, Lish Henley retires to Peaceful Hill, California, but soon finds that the name of the town has nothing to do with the life style of the townspeople. Nevertheless, Lish is still tougher than anyone else, and so becomes known as "The Mediator," not because of his negotiating skills, but because of his willingness to keep killing members of opposing gangs until the ones still alive agree to a peace settlement. Then, Big Bill, an old enemy of Lish, comes to Peaceful Hill looking for The Mediator. With the aid of Maggie, a waitress who tosses him a revolver, Lish is able to subdue Bill at their first encounter and, later, round up Bill and his gang and hand them over to the authorities, after which Lish and Maggie are married. +

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