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ETR
30 Mar 18
p. 1387.
MPN
30 Mar 18
p. 1922.
MPW
23 Mar 18
p. 1711.
MPW
19 Oct 18
p. 2567.
Variety
22 Mar 18
p. 52.
Wid's
18 Apr 18
p. 1085.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Blue Tattooing" by Kenneth B. Clarke in The Saturday Evening Post (15 May 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 March 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bosom friends Jeff Flagg and Jim Lee launch a cattle-raising business, but their prospects are so seriously threatened by Ed Crane and his nearby copper mining operations that Jim moves to another town. Crane tries to assault Jeff's sweetheart, Helen Dryer, and in the attempt is shot and killed by her brother Vic. Jeff, accused of the murder, leaves town closely pursued by Sheriff Sol Durkee, who hopes to identify Jeff by the scar on his left arm. In a faraway town, Jeff meets up with his old friend Jim, who, in a poker game brawl, shoots the scar away from Jeff's arm. The two return home, and when Vic finally confesses that he killed Crane to preserve his sister's honor, Jeff is exonerated. Jeff and Jim discover rich copper deposits on their ranch, and Jeff, now a wealthy man, proposes to ... +


Bosom friends Jeff Flagg and Jim Lee launch a cattle-raising business, but their prospects are so seriously threatened by Ed Crane and his nearby copper mining operations that Jim moves to another town. Crane tries to assault Jeff's sweetheart, Helen Dryer, and in the attempt is shot and killed by her brother Vic. Jeff, accused of the murder, leaves town closely pursued by Sheriff Sol Durkee, who hopes to identify Jeff by the scar on his left arm. In a faraway town, Jeff meets up with his old friend Jim, who, in a poker game brawl, shoots the scar away from Jeff's arm. The two return home, and when Vic finally confesses that he killed Crane to preserve his sister's honor, Jeff is exonerated. Jeff and Jim discover rich copper deposits on their ranch, and Jeff, now a wealthy man, proposes to Helen. +

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