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The working title of this film was The Homeward ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Homeward Trail. More Less

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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Girl He Left Behind Him" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The homeward trail
Release Date:
9 May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Copyright Date:
25 April 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16439
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,539
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Wesley Pringle, adventurer at large, returns home after making his strike and finds his old girl friend, Stella, engaged to Christopher Foy, who is running for sheriff. Pringle foils an attempt by incumbent sheriff Matt Lisner to kill Foy, but when Foy is accused of a murder, Pringle, in a clever ruse, captures Foy, holds the posse at gunpoint, and then releases him, explaining his motive. Lisner is summarily dealt with, and Pringle returns to his ... +


John Wesley Pringle, adventurer at large, returns home after making his strike and finds his old girl friend, Stella, engaged to Christopher Foy, who is running for sheriff. Pringle foils an attempt by incumbent sheriff Matt Lisner to kill Foy, but when Foy is accused of a murder, Pringle, in a clever ruse, captures Foy, holds the posse at gunpoint, and then releases him, explaining his motive. Lisner is summarily dealt with, and Pringle returns to his mine. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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