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HISTORY

In the opening credits, the film's title reads "Zane Grey's Nevada ." The novel also was the basis for the 1935 Paramount production Nevada , directed by Charles Barton and starring Larry "Buster" Crabbe and Kathleen Burke, and the 1944 RKO production of the same name, directed by Edward Killy and starring Robert Mitchum and Ann Jeffreys (see entries ... More Less

In the opening credits, the film's title reads "Zane Grey's Nevada ." The novel also was the basis for the 1935 Paramount production Nevada , directed by Charles Barton and starring Larry "Buster" Crabbe and Kathleen Burke, and the 1944 RKO production of the same name, directed by Edward Killy and starring Robert Mitchum and Ann Jeffreys (see entries below). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
21 Aug 1927.
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Variety
10 Aug 1927
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A John Waters Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Ed in chief
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Nevada by Zane Grey (New York, 1928).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Zane Grey's Nevada
Release Date:
10 September 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 8 August 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 September 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24393
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,258
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Nevada, a feared gunfighter, springs his pal, Cash Burridge, from the jail in Lineville. Reaching Winthrop, they decide to take respectable jobs on the ranch of Ben Ide, an Englishman whom they rescue from Cawthorne's men. Ide, who fears the activity of cattle rustlers, dispatches Nevada to protect his daughter, Hettie, arousing the enmity of Clan Dillon, the ranch foreman and a suitor for Hettie's hand. To escape the law, Nevada and Cash join up with Cawthorne, who is under orders from Dillon, leader of the rustlers. During a raid, Dillon shoots both Cash and Cawthorne, but Nevada learns of his treachery from his dying pal; in a confrontation, Nevada is wounded by Dillon but is saved by the arrival of the posse and the evidence given by the wounded Cawthorne against the ... +


Nevada, a feared gunfighter, springs his pal, Cash Burridge, from the jail in Lineville. Reaching Winthrop, they decide to take respectable jobs on the ranch of Ben Ide, an Englishman whom they rescue from Cawthorne's men. Ide, who fears the activity of cattle rustlers, dispatches Nevada to protect his daughter, Hettie, arousing the enmity of Clan Dillon, the ranch foreman and a suitor for Hettie's hand. To escape the law, Nevada and Cash join up with Cawthorne, who is under orders from Dillon, leader of the rustlers. During a raid, Dillon shoots both Cash and Cawthorne, but Nevada learns of his treachery from his dying pal; in a confrontation, Nevada is wounded by Dillon but is saved by the arrival of the posse and the evidence given by the wounded Cawthorne against the leader. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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