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The film was made at Beatrice Michelena's studio in San Rafael, and other Northern California locations in 1917. The publicity for the film states that no artificial lighting devices were used. Title cards in this film included a picture of the head of the character speaking in the left ... More Less

The film was made at Beatrice Michelena's studio in San Rafael, and other Northern California locations in 1917. The publicity for the film states that no artificial lighting devices were used. Title cards in this film included a picture of the head of the character speaking in the left corner. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 May 19
p. 1831.
MPN
10 May 19
p. 3095.
MPN
17 May 19
pp. 3229-30.
MPW
10 May 19
pp. 934-5.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 May 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Before she dies, an Indian woman asks her half-breed son never to tell his sister Fawn that her mother was white. Years later, when Fawn falls in love with a stranger who loves her even though he thinks she is a half-breed, her brother, now a fugitive known as the Phantom, warns her not to marry. After the stranger identifies himself as the son of the murdered Sheriff Hollister and leads a posse to the Phantom's cave, thinking he killed a man during a stagecoach robbery, Snake Le Gal, responsible for stealing Fawn from her father, Jimmy Dorr, killing Sheriff Hollister, and robbing the stage, stabs Romney, his cohort and the real killer, because they both desire Fawn. When Romney confesses to stop the Phantom's lynching, the Phantom races to Le Gal's cabin and saves Fawn from rape. Dorr then shoots Le Gal, who, before he dies, confesses that Fawn "is all white." She and Hollister can now ... +


Before she dies, an Indian woman asks her half-breed son never to tell his sister Fawn that her mother was white. Years later, when Fawn falls in love with a stranger who loves her even though he thinks she is a half-breed, her brother, now a fugitive known as the Phantom, warns her not to marry. After the stranger identifies himself as the son of the murdered Sheriff Hollister and leads a posse to the Phantom's cave, thinking he killed a man during a stagecoach robbery, Snake Le Gal, responsible for stealing Fawn from her father, Jimmy Dorr, killing Sheriff Hollister, and robbing the stage, stabs Romney, his cohort and the real killer, because they both desire Fawn. When Romney confesses to stop the Phantom's lynching, the Phantom races to Le Gal's cabin and saves Fawn from rape. Dorr then shoots Le Gal, who, before he dies, confesses that Fawn "is all white." She and Hollister can now marry. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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