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HISTORY

According to contemporary reviews, this film was an adaptation of a story that appeared in one of the Street and Smith publications, which included periodicals such as Popular Magazine , People's Magazine and Ainslee's Magazine ... More Less

According to contemporary reviews, this film was an adaptation of a story that appeared in one of the Street and Smith publications, which included periodicals such as Popular Magazine , People's Magazine and Ainslee's Magazine . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Mar 17
p. 1046, 1050
ETR
7 Apr 17
p. 1251.
MPN
7 Apr 17
p. 2192.
MPW
5 Mar 21
p. 46.
Variety
30 Mar 17
p. 32.
DETAILS
Release Date:
March 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When all the settlers on a wagon train perish in a massacre except Harry Hart, Fred Fowler and his daughter Teresa, Fowler, feeling a bond with his fellow survivor, reveals the treasure map he has concealed in a yellow bullet, which pinpoints the location of a secret gold mine. Betraying Fowler's trust, Hart steals away to seek the gold, taking all the water and food and leaving the Fowlers behind to die in the desert. Luckily they are rescued by Lloyd, a young army surgeon who takes them to his ranch. After he recovers from his ordeal, Fowler sets out to claim the mine, but is overtaken by Hart who tortures the old man to extort the secret location from him. As Hart's back is turned, Fowler manages to extract the yellow bullet, load his gun and kill his persecutor. He is then rescued by Teresa and Lloyd, who have fallen in love, and all ends ... +


When all the settlers on a wagon train perish in a massacre except Harry Hart, Fred Fowler and his daughter Teresa, Fowler, feeling a bond with his fellow survivor, reveals the treasure map he has concealed in a yellow bullet, which pinpoints the location of a secret gold mine. Betraying Fowler's trust, Hart steals away to seek the gold, taking all the water and food and leaving the Fowlers behind to die in the desert. Luckily they are rescued by Lloyd, a young army surgeon who takes them to his ranch. After he recovers from his ordeal, Fowler sets out to claim the mine, but is overtaken by Hart who tortures the old man to extort the secret location from him. As Hart's back is turned, Fowler manages to extract the yellow bullet, load his gun and kill his persecutor. He is then rescued by Teresa and Lloyd, who have fallen in love, and all ends happily. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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