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The 16 Apr 1921 Camera reported that Harry Carey was in Truckee, CA, finishing up the concluding scenes of Christmas Eve at Pilot Butte, the working title of Desperate Trails . A studio chart in the same issue of Camera noted that Christmas Eve at Pilot Butte had finished ... More Less

The 16 Apr 1921 Camera reported that Harry Carey was in Truckee, CA, finishing up the concluding scenes of Christmas Eve at Pilot Butte, the working title of Desperate Trails . A studio chart in the same issue of Camera noted that Christmas Eve at Pilot Butte had finished production. More Less

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16 Apr 1921
p. 8.
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 12.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Christmas Eve at Pilot Butte," by Courtney Ryley Cooper in Redbook (Jan 1921).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Christmas Eve at Pilot Butte
Release Date:
June 1921
Production Date:
ended early April 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Copyright Date:
11 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16667
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,577
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bart Carson believes himself to be in love with Lady Lou and is persuaded by her to assume the guilt for her "brother," who has deserted his wife and children and robbed the train. In prison Bart learns that the "brother," Walker, is actually Lou's lover, and he escapes to kill him, then goes to the Walker home on Christmas Eve. So that Mrs. Walker will receive the reward, he gives himself up as the prisoner of her young son, but the sheriff informs him that Lou has confessed her perfidy and that justice will ... +


Bart Carson believes himself to be in love with Lady Lou and is persuaded by her to assume the guilt for her "brother," who has deserted his wife and children and robbed the train. In prison Bart learns that the "brother," Walker, is actually Lou's lover, and he escapes to kill him, then goes to the Walker home on Christmas Eve. So that Mrs. Walker will receive the reward, he gives himself up as the prisoner of her young son, but the sheriff informs him that Lou has confessed her perfidy and that justice will prevail. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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