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Although the 10 Oct 1914 Motion Picture News reported that Theodore Roberts would be playing one of the featured roles, he was not listed in the final credits. The item further stated that director De Mille and “a company of twenty-one players” filmed the previous week in Monterey, the capital of Mexican California. Locations included the adobe Custom House, one of California’s oldest buildings, in the historic downtown section of Monterey, and the Padre’s Garden at the nearby Mission San Antonio de Padua. Filming was also scheduled to take place in the San Fernando Valley, near the San Fernando Mission, in present-day Mission Hills, CA.
       A photograph of the San Fernando mission which was used as a location site for the film, appeared in the 14 Oct 1914 NYDM, p. 28.
MPW mentioned in a news item that this was the first Lasky-Belasco feature.
       Modern sources list Wilfred Buckland as the film's art director. Richard Walton Tully assisted in the production.
       Rose of the Rancho was remade in 1936 at Paramount Pictures by Marion Gering and starred John Boles (see ... More Less

Although the 10 Oct 1914 Motion Picture News reported that Theodore Roberts would be playing one of the featured roles, he was not listed in the final credits. The item further stated that director De Mille and “a company of twenty-one players” filmed the previous week in Monterey, the capital of Mexican California. Locations included the adobe Custom House, one of California’s oldest buildings, in the historic downtown section of Monterey, and the Padre’s Garden at the nearby Mission San Antonio de Padua. Filming was also scheduled to take place in the San Fernando Valley, near the San Fernando Mission, in present-day Mission Hills, CA.
       A photograph of the San Fernando mission which was used as a location site for the film, appeared in the 14 Oct 1914 NYDM, p. 28.
MPW mentioned in a news item that this was the first Lasky-Belasco feature.
       Modern sources list Wilfred Buckland as the film's art director. Richard Walton Tully assisted in the production.
       Rose of the Rancho was remade in 1936 at Paramount Pictures by Marion Gering and starred John Boles (see entry) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
10 Oct 1914
p. 39.
Motion Picture News
28 Nov 1914
p. 41.
Motog
12 Dec 1914
p. 829.
Moving Picture World
21 Nov 1914
p. 1078.
Moving Picture World
28 Nov 1914
p. 1294.
Moving Picture World
12 Dec 1914
p. 1531.
NYDM
25 Nov 1914
p. 32.
Variety
20 Nov 1914
p. 27.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 November 1914
Production Date:
September-October 1914
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
28 October 1914
Copyright Number:
LU3618
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1850 the Federal Government sends secret agent Kearney to investigate land fraud in California among the Spanish owned rancheros. Ezra Kincaid, a land jumper, goes to Señor Espinoza’s ranch to seize the property, and in the raid Espinoza and his daughter Isabella die. Meanwhile, Kearney sees Juanita, the “Rose” of the Castro rancho, and they become mutually attracted, although Juanita is engaged to Don Luis del Torre. When Kearney discovers that Kincaid plans to seize the Castro ranch, he warns Juanita and her mother, but Señora Castro-Kenton does not believe “The Gringo,” and refuses to register her ranch. At Juanita’s betrothal dance, Kearney is able to coerce Kincaid into delaying his raid, and the federal troops arrive just in time. In the end, the ranch is saved, and Kearney and Juanita are ... +


In 1850 the Federal Government sends secret agent Kearney to investigate land fraud in California among the Spanish owned rancheros. Ezra Kincaid, a land jumper, goes to Señor Espinoza’s ranch to seize the property, and in the raid Espinoza and his daughter Isabella die. Meanwhile, Kearney sees Juanita, the “Rose” of the Castro rancho, and they become mutually attracted, although Juanita is engaged to Don Luis del Torre. When Kearney discovers that Kincaid plans to seize the Castro ranch, he warns Juanita and her mother, but Señora Castro-Kenton does not believe “The Gringo,” and refuses to register her ranch. At Juanita’s betrothal dance, Kearney is able to coerce Kincaid into delaying his raid, and the federal troops arrive just in time. In the end, the ranch is saved, and Kearney and Juanita are married. +

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