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Hell's Oasis was advertised as the first release in an eight-film series featuring Neal Hart and produced by Pinnacle ... More Less

Hell's Oasis was advertised as the first release in an eight-film series featuring Neal Hart and produced by Pinnacle Productions. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Oct 20
p. 2305.
MPN
4 Sep 20
pp. 1781-83.
MPN
9 Oct 20
p. 2883.
MPW
16 Feb 18
p. 1009.
MPW
23 Oct 20
p. 1155.
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Fighting Parson by William L. Roberts (New York, 24 Jan 1908).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 October 1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

James Hardy and his daughter Mary, both devoted Salvation Army pioneers, are crossing the desert accompanied by Dick, a small boy, and his mother, when they are attacked by Hawk Allen and his lawless band. They are rescued by cowboy Bob Spaulding, who leads them to the town of Little Hell, where their evangelistic presence is met by opposition from the citizenry. The Hardys take over an abandoned church, and Mary attracts the attention of dance hall owner Wolf Sims who, perceiving Spaulding as a threat, determines to eliminate the cowboy. One night the church is burned and Hardy is shot. Finding Spaulding's hat nearby, Sims and his gang accuse the cowboy of the crime, after which he is imprisoned. Aided by the dancer, Luna, Spaulding escapes in time to rescue Mary from Sims's assault. In the battle between the two men, Sims is mortally beaten and on his death bed confesses that he was responsible for the fire and Hardy's death, as well as revealing that he is little Dick's father. Thus cleared, Spaulding becomes the leader of the new church, aided by Mary, his new ... +


James Hardy and his daughter Mary, both devoted Salvation Army pioneers, are crossing the desert accompanied by Dick, a small boy, and his mother, when they are attacked by Hawk Allen and his lawless band. They are rescued by cowboy Bob Spaulding, who leads them to the town of Little Hell, where their evangelistic presence is met by opposition from the citizenry. The Hardys take over an abandoned church, and Mary attracts the attention of dance hall owner Wolf Sims who, perceiving Spaulding as a threat, determines to eliminate the cowboy. One night the church is burned and Hardy is shot. Finding Spaulding's hat nearby, Sims and his gang accuse the cowboy of the crime, after which he is imprisoned. Aided by the dancer, Luna, Spaulding escapes in time to rescue Mary from Sims's assault. In the battle between the two men, Sims is mortally beaten and on his death bed confesses that he was responsible for the fire and Hardy's death, as well as revealing that he is little Dick's father. Thus cleared, Spaulding becomes the leader of the new church, aided by Mary, his new bride. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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