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Additional cast credits entered in semi-legible handwriting in a scenario in the Paramount Studio records were Wm. Mace (possibly William Mack) as "Pap" Polk and H. Kelsey as the express car ... More Less

Additional cast credits entered in semi-legible handwriting in a scenario in the Paramount Studio records were Wm. Mace (possibly William Mack) as "Pap" Polk and H. Kelsey as the express car agent. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Apr 18
pp. 1605-06.
ETR
27 Apr 18
p. 1685.
MPN
27 Apr 18
p. 2526, 2586
MPW
13 Jul 18
p. 259.
MPW
27 Apr 18
p. 588.
New York Times
15 Apr 18
p. 13.
Variety
19 Apr 18
p. 43.
Wid's
2 May 18
p. 1111.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 April 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12247
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Because Sheriff Burke is too short of cash to pay his daughter Betsey's train fare to the Western mining town of Gold Center, he sends her as a C.O.D. package on the Wells Fargo Express. Gold Center having been taken over by "Gentleman Joe" Slade's gang of outlaws, her Uncle Murphy confesses that he has lost everything and cannot pay Betsey's shipping charges. Labelled "unclaimed goods," Betsey is placed in the care of express agent Danny Donegan, who attempts to protect her from Slade. When Slade, however, claims that, according to Wells Fargo's rules, unclaimed goods must be sold at a public auction within three days, she is put on the block. Slade is about to bid when the "Cocopah Kid," who admires Betsey, enters the room shooting. At that moment, Sheriff Burke, whom the Kid telegraphed, arrives with a posse, and both Slade and the Kid lose their lives in the fracas. Saddened by the Kid's death, Betsey is nonetheless comforted by Danny's ... +


Because Sheriff Burke is too short of cash to pay his daughter Betsey's train fare to the Western mining town of Gold Center, he sends her as a C.O.D. package on the Wells Fargo Express. Gold Center having been taken over by "Gentleman Joe" Slade's gang of outlaws, her Uncle Murphy confesses that he has lost everything and cannot pay Betsey's shipping charges. Labelled "unclaimed goods," Betsey is placed in the care of express agent Danny Donegan, who attempts to protect her from Slade. When Slade, however, claims that, according to Wells Fargo's rules, unclaimed goods must be sold at a public auction within three days, she is put on the block. Slade is about to bid when the "Cocopah Kid," who admires Betsey, enters the room shooting. At that moment, Sheriff Burke, whom the Kid telegraphed, arrives with a posse, and both Slade and the Kid lose their lives in the fracas. Saddened by the Kid's death, Betsey is nonetheless comforted by Danny's love. +

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