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This picture was originally titled The Guardian of El Dorado . Ann Kronan, whose name was also spelled Kromarm and Kroman, was born in ... More Less

This picture was originally titled The Guardian of El Dorado . Ann Kronan, whose name was also spelled Kromarm and Kroman, was born in Denmark. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
17 Nov 17
p. 1053.
MPN
17 Nov 17
p. 3444.
MPN
8 Dec 17
p. 4066.
MPW
22 Dec 17
p. 1844.
MPW
24 Nov 17
p. 1232.
NYDM
10 Nov 17
p. 19.
Variety
9 Nov 17
p. 55.
Wid's
8 Nov 17
p. 717.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Guardian of El Dorado
Release Date:
11 November 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jim Walton, the sheriff of El Dorado, orders Joe Malone to stop working an abandoned mine that he has uncovered. Later, Malone recognizes Edith Strang, the dancing girl who is passing through town with the quack Doc Hamilton, as the rightful heir to the abandoned mine. Malone informs the doctor of the fabulous riches within their grasp, and the doctor departs for the East to interest capital in the property. While he is away, Malone tries to double-cross the doctor by marrying Edith, but Walton discovers his plan and offers the girl protection. Upon his return, the doctor reclaims Edith from the sheriff, and that night, sensing wrongdoing, Walton goes to the doctor's cabin. There he finds that Edith is being forced to sign away her rights to the mine. Walton forces Malone to confess that the mine belonged to Edith's dead parents, and thus restores the girl to her birthright. Edith then prepares to go to school in the East, but at the last minute decides to remain and marry the ... +


Jim Walton, the sheriff of El Dorado, orders Joe Malone to stop working an abandoned mine that he has uncovered. Later, Malone recognizes Edith Strang, the dancing girl who is passing through town with the quack Doc Hamilton, as the rightful heir to the abandoned mine. Malone informs the doctor of the fabulous riches within their grasp, and the doctor departs for the East to interest capital in the property. While he is away, Malone tries to double-cross the doctor by marrying Edith, but Walton discovers his plan and offers the girl protection. Upon his return, the doctor reclaims Edith from the sheriff, and that night, sensing wrongdoing, Walton goes to the doctor's cabin. There he finds that Edith is being forced to sign away her rights to the mine. Walton forces Malone to confess that the mine belonged to Edith's dead parents, and thus restores the girl to her birthright. Edith then prepares to go to school in the East, but at the last minute decides to remain and marry the sheriff. +

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