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Film Daily
9 Dec 1928.
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Variety
12 Dec 1928
p. 28.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Avalanche" by Zane Grey in Country Gentleman (began Feb 1928).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
10 November 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 November 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25814
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in feet):
6,099
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jack Dunton, an honest gambler, discovers that his ward, Verde, wants to study mine engineering, and he begins to cheat at cards in order to finance the boy's education. Returning from school 3 years later, Verde begins to lose himself in the wild life of the town, and Jack, determined to get them both out of town, breaks off with his mistress, Grace. In revenge, Grace vamps Verde, and the two old friends come to blows; Verde and Grace elope, and Jack goes after them, saving their lives in an avalanche. This near catastrophe brings everyone to his senses: Verde goes back to Kitty, a storekeeper's pert daughter, and Grace and Jack renew their ... +


Jack Dunton, an honest gambler, discovers that his ward, Verde, wants to study mine engineering, and he begins to cheat at cards in order to finance the boy's education. Returning from school 3 years later, Verde begins to lose himself in the wild life of the town, and Jack, determined to get them both out of town, breaks off with his mistress, Grace. In revenge, Grace vamps Verde, and the two old friends come to blows; Verde and Grace elope, and Jack goes after them, saving their lives in an avalanche. This near catastrophe brings everyone to his senses: Verde goes back to Kitty, a storekeeper's pert daughter, and Grace and Jack renew their relationship. +

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