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DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Jan 18
p. 523.
MPN
19 Jan 18
p. 442.
MPW
26 Jan 18
p. 573.
NYDM
28 Feb 18
p. 968.
Variety
25 Jan 18
p. 44.
Wid's
10 Jan 18
pp. 863-64.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 January 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Having lost the election for sheriff of Pyramid County to Ethan Ransford, Charles Easton returns to his ranch to find his property in a shambles and his chances of marrying politician Oscar Davison's daughter Rose extremely slim. Soon, however, Rose appears and begs him to find the man who robbed and beat her father. Charles rides into the desert with Ethan but quarrels with his rival and shoots him. With a price on his head, Charles takes refuge at Hawk's Nest, a seemingly invulnerable retreat for bandits, and soon gains the outlaws' respect and confidence. Later he rides into town leading the two guilty men in handcuffs and explains that Ethan's shooting was merely a ploy to gain entrance into the outlaws' stronghold. Ethan appears, corroborating the story, and turns his office over to Charles, while Rose gladly accepts the new sheriff's offer of ... +


Having lost the election for sheriff of Pyramid County to Ethan Ransford, Charles Easton returns to his ranch to find his property in a shambles and his chances of marrying politician Oscar Davison's daughter Rose extremely slim. Soon, however, Rose appears and begs him to find the man who robbed and beat her father. Charles rides into the desert with Ethan but quarrels with his rival and shoots him. With a price on his head, Charles takes refuge at Hawk's Nest, a seemingly invulnerable retreat for bandits, and soon gains the outlaws' respect and confidence. Later he rides into town leading the two guilty men in handcuffs and explains that Ethan's shooting was merely a ploy to gain entrance into the outlaws' stronghold. Ethan appears, corroborating the story, and turns his office over to Charles, while Rose gladly accepts the new sheriff's offer of marriage. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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