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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
2 Sep 16
p. 556.
MPW
2 Sep 16
p. 1528, 1603
New York Times
4 Sep 16
p. 5.
Variety
14 Feb 16
p. 11.
Wid's
17 Aug 16
p. 794.
CAST
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Parson of Panamint" by Peter B. Kyne in The Saturday Evening Post (20 Feb 1915).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 September 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Julia C. Ivers
Copyright Date:
12 August 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8946
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The mayor of the wide-open Western town of Panamint decides that a church, and a parson to run it, might calm things down, and so he brings in Phillip Pharo from San Francisco. As soon as Philip arrives, the men who control the local gambling interests make plans to drive him out of town. "Chappie" Ellerton, who runs the roulette game, challenges Philip to play and after he accepts, on the condition that Chappie agree to attend services, the new parson has a long run of luck and wins the whole casino, which he converts into a church. Philip's enemies in Panamint report his gambling to the city church officials, who quickly defrock the parson. Feeling no bitterness, Philip quietly retires, and then, during a fire, loses his own life while rescuing one of the men who helped ruin ... +


The mayor of the wide-open Western town of Panamint decides that a church, and a parson to run it, might calm things down, and so he brings in Phillip Pharo from San Francisco. As soon as Philip arrives, the men who control the local gambling interests make plans to drive him out of town. "Chappie" Ellerton, who runs the roulette game, challenges Philip to play and after he accepts, on the condition that Chappie agree to attend services, the new parson has a long run of luck and wins the whole casino, which he converts into a church. Philip's enemies in Panamint report his gambling to the city church officials, who quickly defrock the parson. Feeling no bitterness, Philip quietly retires, and then, during a fire, loses his own life while rescuing one of the men who helped ruin him. +

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