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Slow Burgess was published as a novel in London in 1926. A pre-release news item includes Robert Bolder in the cast. Wid's states that Jack Dill did not play the role of Ben Davis but appeared only briefly in the film. The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "Slow ... More Less

Slow Burgess was published as a novel in London in 1926. A pre-release news item includes Robert Bolder in the cast. Wid's states that Jack Dill did not play the role of Ben Davis but appeared only briefly in the film. The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "Slow Burgess." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 Aug 18
p. 1087.
MPN
7 Sep 18
p. 1593.
MPW
7 Sep 18
p. 1456.
MPW
3 Aug 18
p. 728.
NYDM
7 Dec 18
p. 846.
Variety
13 Dec 18
p. 40.
Wid's
25 Aug 18
p. 31.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 October 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
8 November 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13015
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Clay Burgess, a wanderer, returns to his home town to find his father, a banker, dead and his property in the clutches of "Big" Dave Dawley by means of a forged will. The real will is possessed by Ben Davis, who works on Della Bowen's ranch outside of town. After visiting Ben and promising Della that he will return to marry her, Clay enlists the aid of a gang that has been battling Dawley's henchmen for control of the town. After a series of adventures, including a brutal fight in which Dawley is killed, Clay and his men exterminate the rival Dawley gang. The wandering cowboy then retrieves his property and settles down with ... +


Clay Burgess, a wanderer, returns to his home town to find his father, a banker, dead and his property in the clutches of "Big" Dave Dawley by means of a forged will. The real will is possessed by Ben Davis, who works on Della Bowen's ranch outside of town. After visiting Ben and promising Della that he will return to marry her, Clay enlists the aid of a gang that has been battling Dawley's henchmen for control of the town. After a series of adventures, including a brutal fight in which Dawley is killed, Clay and his men exterminate the rival Dawley gang. The wandering cowboy then retrieves his property and settles down with Della. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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