The Man Who Dared (1920)

Drama | 29 August 1920

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HISTORY

According to a news item, some scenes were shot in a lumber camp in California's redwood ... More Less

According to a news item, some scenes were shot in a lumber camp in California's redwood country. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
10 Apr 20
p. 3328.
MPN
28 Aug 20
p. 1692.
MPN
4 Sep 20
p. 1828.
MPW
14 Aug 20
p. 932.
New York Morning Telegraph
1 Aug 1920.
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Wid's
8 Aug 20
p. 14.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
29 August 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
29 August 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15585
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,320
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Mamie Lee's father, Sam Corwin, is sentenced to jail for forgery, the sheriff, Ed Cass, offers to cover the debt in return for Mamie Lee's hand in marriage. The distraught daughter agrees, and Cass robs the saloon to obtain the money, framing Jim Kane, his rival for Mamie's affections, for the crime. Jim is sent to jail an embittered man. In the adjacent cell he watches an Italian stonecutter, a condemned murderer, spend the night before his execution chiseling a figure of Christ. After the sculptor collapses from exhaustion, Jim is astounded to see the spirit of Christ appear and minister to the condemned man. His religious experience converts Jim to Christianity. Meanwhile, Mamie Lee discovers a confession to the robbery written by Cass and brings it to the judge. Realizing that he is doomed, the sheriff kills himself, thus freeing Jim to begin life anew with Mamie ... +


When Mamie Lee's father, Sam Corwin, is sentenced to jail for forgery, the sheriff, Ed Cass, offers to cover the debt in return for Mamie Lee's hand in marriage. The distraught daughter agrees, and Cass robs the saloon to obtain the money, framing Jim Kane, his rival for Mamie's affections, for the crime. Jim is sent to jail an embittered man. In the adjacent cell he watches an Italian stonecutter, a condemned murderer, spend the night before his execution chiseling a figure of Christ. After the sculptor collapses from exhaustion, Jim is astounded to see the spirit of Christ appear and minister to the condemned man. His religious experience converts Jim to Christianity. Meanwhile, Mamie Lee discovers a confession to the robbery written by Cass and brings it to the judge. Realizing that he is doomed, the sheriff kills himself, thus freeing Jim to begin life anew with Mamie Lee. +

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