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This film opened in New York on 22 Aug 1920. Fox remade Brand's novel in 1931 under the title Fair Warning , with George O'Brien starring and Alfred Werker ... More Less

This film opened in New York on 22 Aug 1920. Fox remade Brand's novel in 1931 under the title Fair Warning , with George O'Brien starring and Alfred Werker directing. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 Sep 20
p. 1512.
MPN
7 Aug 20
pp. 1030-31.
MPN
4 Sep 20
p. 1894, 1947
MPW
10 Jul 20
p. 415.
NYDM
4 Sep 20
p. 433.
Wid's
29 Aug 20
p. 27.
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
5 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15524
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Rancher Joe Cumberland finds "Whistling Dan" in the desert and gives the boy a home, rearing him with his daughter Kate. Dan, grown to manhood, remains untamed, possessing a hot temper which ignites his eyes into a yellow glow when he is angered. Dan's eyes glow and he vows revenge when outlaw Jim Silent tries to kill him in a saloon brawl. Kate goes to the outlaw camp to prevent Dan from killing Silent, but is taken prisoner. The confrontation between the two men escalates when Dan captures Lee Haines, one of Silent's men, and Silent retaliates by imprisoning Kate's father. After a trade of prisoners, Dan trails the outlaws and exterminates the entire gang except for Silent. The two adversaries then slug it out, with Dan strangling his tormentor. His revenge accomplished, Dan is somewhat tamed and settles down with ... +


Rancher Joe Cumberland finds "Whistling Dan" in the desert and gives the boy a home, rearing him with his daughter Kate. Dan, grown to manhood, remains untamed, possessing a hot temper which ignites his eyes into a yellow glow when he is angered. Dan's eyes glow and he vows revenge when outlaw Jim Silent tries to kill him in a saloon brawl. Kate goes to the outlaw camp to prevent Dan from killing Silent, but is taken prisoner. The confrontation between the two men escalates when Dan captures Lee Haines, one of Silent's men, and Silent retaliates by imprisoning Kate's father. After a trade of prisoners, Dan trails the outlaws and exterminates the entire gang except for Silent. The two adversaries then slug it out, with Dan strangling his tormentor. His revenge accomplished, Dan is somewhat tamed and settles down with Kate. +

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