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This was Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's first feature film. Some exterior scenes were shot in the Sierra Mountains in California. Lon Megargee, who painted the art titles, was known as the "cowboy artist." According to modern sources, Buster Keaton played an Indian in this film. In 1941, Paramount produced a remake of The Round-Up , directed by Lesley Selander and starring Richard Dix and Patricia ... More Less

This was Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's first feature film. Some exterior scenes were shot in the Sierra Mountains in California. Lon Megargee, who painted the art titles, was known as the "cowboy artist." According to modern sources, Buster Keaton played an Indian in this film. In 1941, Paramount produced a remake of The Round-Up , directed by Lesley Selander and starring Richard Dix and Patricia Morison. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 Sep 20
p. 1716.
MPN
28 Aug 20
p. 1690.
MPN
18 Sep 20
p. 2315, 2318
MPN
10 Jan 20
p. 300.
MPW
17 Jan 20
p. 453.
MPW
4 Sep 20
p. 110.
New York Morning Telegraph
12 Sep 1920.
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Wid's
12 Sep 20
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 August 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15494
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,417
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When engineer Dick Lane fails to return from Arizona, his fiancée Echo Allen assumes that he is dead and agrees to marry Jack Payson. On the night of the ceremony, Dick returns, and Jack sends him away after collecting the three thousand dollars owed to him by the young engineer. Meanwhile, outlaw Buck McKee has robbed the express office and sees Jack's windfall as an opportunity to throw suspicion upon the bridegroom. In order to clear himself, Jack confesses Dick's return to Echo and then rides off into the desert after him. As he overtakes Dick, the two are attacked by Indians, and Dick is mortally wounded. Slim Hoover, the sheriff, comes to the rescue, and the U.S. Cavalry arrives in time to hear Dick's dying confession, which exonerates Jack from all accusations. He then returns home to his wife, who finds it in her heart to forgive ... +


When engineer Dick Lane fails to return from Arizona, his fiancée Echo Allen assumes that he is dead and agrees to marry Jack Payson. On the night of the ceremony, Dick returns, and Jack sends him away after collecting the three thousand dollars owed to him by the young engineer. Meanwhile, outlaw Buck McKee has robbed the express office and sees Jack's windfall as an opportunity to throw suspicion upon the bridegroom. In order to clear himself, Jack confesses Dick's return to Echo and then rides off into the desert after him. As he overtakes Dick, the two are attacked by Indians, and Dick is mortally wounded. Slim Hoover, the sheriff, comes to the rescue, and the U.S. Cavalry arrives in time to hear Dick's dying confession, which exonerates Jack from all accusations. He then returns home to his wife, who finds it in her heart to forgive him. +

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