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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 Jan 19
p. 429.
MPN
4 Jan 19
p. 143.
MPN
11 Jan 19
p. 299.
MPW
17 Aug 18
p. 1042, 1120-21.
MPW
18 Jan 19
pp. 390-91.
Variety
24 Jan 19
P. 47.
Wid's
29 Dec 18
pp. 19-20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 January 1919
Copyright Claimant:
American Film Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13146
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When a shipment of gold is waylaid by a gang of Mexican bandits, Texas Ranger William Sykes, nicknamed "Captain Bonfire," leads a group of men to the Mexican ranch in which "the Vulture" and his robbers have taken refuge. Because the outlaws have convinced the rancher Moreno and his pretty daughter Guadalupe that the Americans are marauders who are working to cause Mexico's downfall, the two attack the rangers as the bandits escape. Guadalupe tries to kill Sykes, but as she comes to know him, she realizes her mistake and falls in love with him. Announcing his death, Guadalupe and her old servant pretend to bury Sykes, and at the right moment, he shoots his way to safety. After promising to return for Guadalupe, he departs to fight with the Allied troops in ... +


When a shipment of gold is waylaid by a gang of Mexican bandits, Texas Ranger William Sykes, nicknamed "Captain Bonfire," leads a group of men to the Mexican ranch in which "the Vulture" and his robbers have taken refuge. Because the outlaws have convinced the rancher Moreno and his pretty daughter Guadalupe that the Americans are marauders who are working to cause Mexico's downfall, the two attack the rangers as the bandits escape. Guadalupe tries to kill Sykes, but as she comes to know him, she realizes her mistake and falls in love with him. Announcing his death, Guadalupe and her old servant pretend to bury Sykes, and at the right moment, he shoots his way to safety. After promising to return for Guadalupe, he departs to fight with the Allied troops in France. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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