The Lure of Woman (1915)

Western | 27 September 1915

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
2 Oct 15
p. 706.
MPW
30 Oct 15
p. 1034, 1036
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT

NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Renegade by Paul Armstrong (New York, ca. 1910).
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 September 1915
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LU6642
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Found, a well-educated American Indian, works as an interpreter on an army post in the West. Although John Lane, a post officer, loves Katie O'Day, a rancher's daughter, he becomes the amorous target of the widowed Mrs. Van Allen. To rid herself of Katie, Mrs. Van Allen starts a rumor that Lane has a wife in an insane asylum. In spite of Katie's sudden cold behavior, Lane spurns Mrs. Van Allen, who then turns her attentions on John Found. Found proposes to the widow but is rejected with a brutal racial slur. Humiliated, Found uses his position to incite the local Indians. After attacking the O'Day ranch, the Indians besiege the unguarded post, and Found drags Mrs. Van Allen through the post by her hair, eventually causing her to die of fright. Entreated by Startled Fawn, his Indian lover, to flee, Found escapes unharmed, and the army troops defeat the remaining Indians. Lane convinces Katie of his bachelorhood, and they happily ... +


John Found, a well-educated American Indian, works as an interpreter on an army post in the West. Although John Lane, a post officer, loves Katie O'Day, a rancher's daughter, he becomes the amorous target of the widowed Mrs. Van Allen. To rid herself of Katie, Mrs. Van Allen starts a rumor that Lane has a wife in an insane asylum. In spite of Katie's sudden cold behavior, Lane spurns Mrs. Van Allen, who then turns her attentions on John Found. Found proposes to the widow but is rejected with a brutal racial slur. Humiliated, Found uses his position to incite the local Indians. After attacking the O'Day ranch, the Indians besiege the unguarded post, and Found drags Mrs. Van Allen through the post by her hair, eventually causing her to die of fright. Entreated by Startled Fawn, his Indian lover, to flee, Found escapes unharmed, and the army troops defeat the remaining Indians. Lane convinces Katie of his bachelorhood, and they happily reunite. +

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