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Stephen Fox was the pseudonym of Jules ... More Less

Stephen Fox was the pseudonym of Jules Furthman. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Feb 19
p. 923.
MPN
1 Mar 19
p. 1393.
MPW
22 Feb 19
p. 1081.
Variety
14 Feb 19
p. 51.
Wid's
16 Mar 19
p.21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
American Film Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
19 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13413
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,785
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

New York millionaire Luther Caldwell encourages Cliff Redfern, the foreman of his Montana ranch, to take his twenty-four-year-old son Ned out West to cure Ned's ennui, which led him to announce that he wants to die. Caldwell's daughter Prudence, who thinks that Redfern is uncouth, helps Ned avoid him, but after Redfern enters a fashionable restaurant, lassoes Ned, and drags him to a train, Prudence and her father follow. While Redfern reads a book on etiquette to polish his manners, Ned, excited by Redfern's stories, emerges from his gloom. For Ned's benefit, Redfern wires McCann on the ranch to stage a fake cattle rustling scene when they arrive, but McCann uses the opportunity to steal the herd and blame Redfern. When Prudence denounces Redfern, he pulls her onto his horse and rides off to trail the thieves. After McCann is caught and confesses, Redfern lassoes Prudence from the platform of a train bound for New York, and they ... +


New York millionaire Luther Caldwell encourages Cliff Redfern, the foreman of his Montana ranch, to take his twenty-four-year-old son Ned out West to cure Ned's ennui, which led him to announce that he wants to die. Caldwell's daughter Prudence, who thinks that Redfern is uncouth, helps Ned avoid him, but after Redfern enters a fashionable restaurant, lassoes Ned, and drags him to a train, Prudence and her father follow. While Redfern reads a book on etiquette to polish his manners, Ned, excited by Redfern's stories, emerges from his gloom. For Ned's benefit, Redfern wires McCann on the ranch to stage a fake cattle rustling scene when they arrive, but McCann uses the opportunity to steal the herd and blame Redfern. When Prudence denounces Redfern, he pulls her onto his horse and rides off to trail the thieves. After McCann is caught and confesses, Redfern lassoes Prudence from the platform of a train bound for New York, and they marry. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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