Desert Valley (1926)

Western | 26 December 1926

Director:

Scott R. Dunlap

Writer:

Randall Faye

Cinematographer:

Reginald Lyons

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The Nov 1926 AmCin reported that photographer Reginald Lyons had finished shooting Desert Valley. Locations scenes were filmed in Red Rock Canyon in California's Mojave ... More Less

The Nov 1926 AmCin reported that photographer Reginald Lyons had finished shooting Desert Valley. Locations scenes were filmed in Red Rock Canyon in California's Mojave Desert. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
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American Cinematographer
Nov 1926
p. 7.
Film Daily
9 Jan 1927.
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Variety
29 Dec 1926
p. 16.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory (New York, 1921).
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 December 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 23 Dec 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 December 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23439
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,731
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Montgomery Wilson Fitzsmith, a roaming cowboy, wanders into Desert Valley and finds the ranchers are losing their cattle because Jefferson Hoades has cornered the water supply. He saves some cattle on the Dean ranch from dying, and there he is jailed for stealing some pie from a windowsill. Fitzsmith escapes and goes into the desert where he again encounters Mildred Dean, the rancher's daughter, whom he saves from the advances of a water profiteer. He learns that Dean is accused of breaking the pipeline and is being tried for the offense; returning to town, he tells the true story, and a chase ensues. Fitzsmith bests Hoades in a fight, and the ranchers drive the villain from the ... +


Montgomery Wilson Fitzsmith, a roaming cowboy, wanders into Desert Valley and finds the ranchers are losing their cattle because Jefferson Hoades has cornered the water supply. He saves some cattle on the Dean ranch from dying, and there he is jailed for stealing some pie from a windowsill. Fitzsmith escapes and goes into the desert where he again encounters Mildred Dean, the rancher's daughter, whom he saves from the advances of a water profiteer. He learns that Dean is accused of breaking the pipeline and is being tried for the offense; returning to town, he tells the true story, and a chase ensues. Fitzsmith bests Hoades in a fight, and the ranchers drive the villain from the land. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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