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Stephen Fox was a pseudonym for Jules ... More Less

Stephen Fox was a pseudonym for Jules Furthman. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
24 May 19
p. 1935.
MPN
17 May 19
p. 3276.
MPW
17 May 19
p. 1072.
Wid's
11 May 19
p. 23.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Some Liar" by James Oliver Curwood in The Green Book (Oct 1918).
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 May 1919
Copyright Claimant:
American Film Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13660
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Traveling salesman and teller of tall tales Robert Winchester McTabb arrives in Yellow Jacket, Arizona selling coffins and cradles with his motto that he "catches 'em coming and going." Celie Sterling believes McTabbs lies about his prowess and promises to buy a coffin if he will kill the man she wants to occupy it--Sheldon Lewis Kellard, who has papers which jeopardize her father's reputation. Celie refuses to comply with Kellard's desires in order to gain the papers. Meanwhile, High Spade McQueen is angered by McTabb and threatens to kill him. McTabb agrees to kill Kellard, although his cowardliness makes him stay close to Celie for protection. When McTabb buys two horses, he is accused of being a horse thief by a posse, until he proves his innocence. McTabb tells Celie he has killed Kellard, when McQueen has actuallly beaten him to it. Celie recognizes that McTabb is a liar, but she forgives him after he promises never to lie ... +


Traveling salesman and teller of tall tales Robert Winchester McTabb arrives in Yellow Jacket, Arizona selling coffins and cradles with his motto that he "catches 'em coming and going." Celie Sterling believes McTabbs lies about his prowess and promises to buy a coffin if he will kill the man she wants to occupy it--Sheldon Lewis Kellard, who has papers which jeopardize her father's reputation. Celie refuses to comply with Kellard's desires in order to gain the papers. Meanwhile, High Spade McQueen is angered by McTabb and threatens to kill him. McTabb agrees to kill Kellard, although his cowardliness makes him stay close to Celie for protection. When McTabb buys two horses, he is accused of being a horse thief by a posse, until he proves his innocence. McTabb tells Celie he has killed Kellard, when McQueen has actuallly beaten him to it. Celie recognizes that McTabb is a liar, but she forgives him after he promises never to lie again. +

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