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Exteriors for the film were shot in Mexico and in Tempe, Arizona. The last name of the actor who played Lt. Hernandez is alternately spelled Valderna and Valderanna in contemporary reviews. ...

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Exteriors for the film were shot in Mexico and in Tempe, Arizona. The last name of the actor who played Lt. Hernandez is alternately spelled Valderna and Valderanna in contemporary reviews.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Mar 1916
p. 725
MPN
18 Mar 1916
p. 1620
MPW
18 Mar 1916
p. 1847, 1904-06
Variety
30 Dec 1916
p. 4135
Wid's
30 Mar 1916
pp. 468-69
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment selected and arr by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Land of the Broken Promise by Dane Coolidge in Munsey's Magazine (Nov 1913).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 March 1916
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc
21 February 1916
LP7679
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Martinez, the commander of a Mexican garrison, joins forces with a plantation owner, Flores, to enslave the Yaqui Indians, thus guaranteeing an ample supply of workers. To provide an excuse for the action, Martinez insults Modesta, the wife of Tambor, the Yaqui leader, and treats Tambor's response as a military provocation. Tambor is shot and buried, but it transpires that the executioner had removed powder from the bullet so that it would only stun Tambor, who is later exhumed and revived. The subjugated Yaquis are taken to Flores' plantation, with Tambor accompanying them in disguise. When Flores attempts to rape Modesta, she stabs herself, and Tambor arrives in time to kill Flores with the same dagger. Enlisting the help of Hernandez, an officer in Martinez's command, Tambor leads the Yaquis in a revolt against their captors, killing Martinez with his own hands and winning freedom for his ...

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Martinez, the commander of a Mexican garrison, joins forces with a plantation owner, Flores, to enslave the Yaqui Indians, thus guaranteeing an ample supply of workers. To provide an excuse for the action, Martinez insults Modesta, the wife of Tambor, the Yaqui leader, and treats Tambor's response as a military provocation. Tambor is shot and buried, but it transpires that the executioner had removed powder from the bullet so that it would only stun Tambor, who is later exhumed and revived. The subjugated Yaquis are taken to Flores' plantation, with Tambor accompanying them in disguise. When Flores attempts to rape Modesta, she stabs herself, and Tambor arrives in time to kill Flores with the same dagger. Enlisting the help of Hernandez, an officer in Martinez's command, Tambor leads the Yaquis in a revolt against their captors, killing Martinez with his own hands and winning freedom for his people.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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