The Man from Funeral Range (1918)

Western | 6 October 1918

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HISTORY

The name of the author of the play may have originally appeared as Ernest Wilkes instead of W. Ernest ... More Less

The name of the author of the play may have originally appeared as Ernest Wilkes instead of W. Ernest Wilkes. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 Oct 18
p. 1699.
MPN
19 Oct 18
p. 2595.
MPW
12 Oct 18
p. 282.
MPW
15 Feb 18
p. 51.
NYDM
16 Nov 18
p. 734.
Variety
11 Oct 18
p. 44.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 October 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12831
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,512
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When prospector Harry Webb returns to town from the Funeral Range, he falls in love with cabaret singer Janice Williams. Mark Brenton, an unscrupulous lawyer, lures Janice to his room but is shot by his jealous former sweetheart Dixie. Harry, rushing into the room, believes that Janice is guilty and assumes the blame in order to shield her. During the trial, Brenton's partner, Frank Beekman, holds Janice prisoner to prevent her from testifying; consequently, Harry is convicted and sentenced to death. En route to prison, Harry escapes into the desert, and some time later, he returns to town to sell one of his mines to Freddie Leighton. Despite Harry's disguise, Beekman recognizes him, and when they fight, a gun is discharged, mortally wounding Dixie who has been standing behind a screen. Before her death, she confesses that she killed Brenton, which clears Harry's name and allows him finally to marry ... +


When prospector Harry Webb returns to town from the Funeral Range, he falls in love with cabaret singer Janice Williams. Mark Brenton, an unscrupulous lawyer, lures Janice to his room but is shot by his jealous former sweetheart Dixie. Harry, rushing into the room, believes that Janice is guilty and assumes the blame in order to shield her. During the trial, Brenton's partner, Frank Beekman, holds Janice prisoner to prevent her from testifying; consequently, Harry is convicted and sentenced to death. En route to prison, Harry escapes into the desert, and some time later, he returns to town to sell one of his mines to Freddie Leighton. Despite Harry's disguise, Beekman recognizes him, and when they fight, a gun is discharged, mortally wounding Dixie who has been standing behind a screen. Before her death, she confesses that she killed Brenton, which clears Harry's name and allows him finally to marry Janice. +

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