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DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Feb 17
p. 705.
Motog
17 Feb 17
p. 373.
MPN
17 Feb 17
p. 1088.
MPW
10 Feb 17
p. 869.
MPW
17 Feb 17
p. 1082.
NYDM
3 Feb 17
p. 28.
Wid's
1 Feb 17
p. 72.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 February 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Cliff Hudspeth, the leader of a band of outlaws in Arizona, has earned an infamous reputation as a gun fighter. Cliff's dominion is being challenged, however, by El Salvador, an outlaw half-breed and his gang. At the Golden Fleece saloon, Cactus Fuller, El Salvador's henchman, challenges Cliff to a shootout in which Cactus forfeits his life. Norma Wright, the town milliner, witnesses the gunfight and denounces Cliff as a cold-blooded murderer. Angered at Norma's accusation, Cliff seizes the girl and takes her to his cabin. There, drugged by whiskey, Cliff reviews his life and, confronted by the shades of his victims, he pledges to Norma that he will never kill again. Soon after, Cliff is offered a pardon if he will rid Arizona of El Salvador. Infuriated with Cliff's new appointment, El Salvador burns the town and drags Norma away to the mountains where Cliff rescues her and kills El Salvador, receiving a mortal wound in the battle. As Norma rides to safety, Cliff dies, consoled in the knowledge that his last killing was in her ... +


Cliff Hudspeth, the leader of a band of outlaws in Arizona, has earned an infamous reputation as a gun fighter. Cliff's dominion is being challenged, however, by El Salvador, an outlaw half-breed and his gang. At the Golden Fleece saloon, Cactus Fuller, El Salvador's henchman, challenges Cliff to a shootout in which Cactus forfeits his life. Norma Wright, the town milliner, witnesses the gunfight and denounces Cliff as a cold-blooded murderer. Angered at Norma's accusation, Cliff seizes the girl and takes her to his cabin. There, drugged by whiskey, Cliff reviews his life and, confronted by the shades of his victims, he pledges to Norma that he will never kill again. Soon after, Cliff is offered a pardon if he will rid Arizona of El Salvador. Infuriated with Cliff's new appointment, El Salvador burns the town and drags Norma away to the mountains where Cliff rescues her and kills El Salvador, receiving a mortal wound in the battle. As Norma rides to safety, Cliff dies, consoled in the knowledge that his last killing was in her defense. +

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