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The play probably opened originally in France. It was adapted for the British stage by Charles ... More Less

The play probably opened originally in France. It was adapted for the British stage by Charles Reade. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Jan 19
p. 513.
MPN
11 Jan 19
p. 305.
MPW
11 Jan 19
pp. 244-45.
MPW
1 May 20
p. 3850.
Wid's
5 Jan 19
p. 11.
CAST
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Extra Selected Star Photo-Play
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LITERARY
Based on the play Le Courrier de Lyon by Émile Moreau, Giraoudin Delacour, A. C. Delacour (London, 19 May 1877).
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 January 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LU13148
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although John Lynch owns a ranch, he earns his living gambling in the mining town of El Monte, California. His father Elias, a Virginia gentleman chagrined by his son's gambling, leaves to live outside the town in a cabin with his friend "Twisted" Tuttle. 'Bige Rivers, a road agent who looks like John, abuses his lover Nita, a dance hall girl, who then is cared for by John and his daughter Mary. Rivers and his band rob the midnight stage of gold and kill all the passengers at the same time that John is in the vicinity to visit his father. Rivers and his gang divide the money at Tuttle's cabin where he shoots Elias. Before he dies, Elias accuses John of the shooting. Nita's screams upon discovering Rivers hiding, bring the mob, about to lynch John, too late to save her. John shoots Rivers and is then ... +


Although John Lynch owns a ranch, he earns his living gambling in the mining town of El Monte, California. His father Elias, a Virginia gentleman chagrined by his son's gambling, leaves to live outside the town in a cabin with his friend "Twisted" Tuttle. 'Bige Rivers, a road agent who looks like John, abuses his lover Nita, a dance hall girl, who then is cared for by John and his daughter Mary. Rivers and his band rob the midnight stage of gold and kill all the passengers at the same time that John is in the vicinity to visit his father. Rivers and his gang divide the money at Tuttle's cabin where he shoots Elias. Before he dies, Elias accuses John of the shooting. Nita's screams upon discovering Rivers hiding, bring the mob, about to lynch John, too late to save her. John shoots Rivers and is then released. +

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