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White's novel was first published in serial form in Munsey's Magazine . The film had several pre-release exhibitions, the earliest of which began on 15 Jun 1919 in Los Angeles and 3 Aug 1919 in New ... More Less

White's novel was first published in serial form in Munsey's Magazine . The film had several pre-release exhibitions, the earliest of which began on 15 Jun 1919 in Los Angeles and 3 Aug 1919 in New York. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Aug 19
p. 909.
MPN
16 Aug 19
p. 1495.
MPW
16 Aug 19
p. 1020.
New York Times
4 Aug 19
p. 8.
Variety
6 Jun 19
p. 50.
Variety
8 Aug 19
p. 49.
Wid's
10 Aug 19
p. 5.
DETAILS
Release Date:
August 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Half-breed Indian Michael Lafond vows vengeance after scout Jim Buckley forces him off a wagon train for insulting a white woman. Michael kills Prue Welch, the wife of a New England professor, and kidnaps her baby daughter Molly. Michael raises Molly as his own daughter, then, fifteen years later, he opens a dance hall, and forces Molly to becomes a dance hall girl. He plots to ruin Jim, now a leading citizen of the Black Hills community, and his scheming causes Jim to have to fight his way out of the settlement. Jim is aided in the struggle by Cheyenne Harry, Molly's suitor. Michael overtakes Jim on horseback, but is thrown over an embankment by Jim and killed. Jim returns to find Molly happy with Cheyenne ... +


Half-breed Indian Michael Lafond vows vengeance after scout Jim Buckley forces him off a wagon train for insulting a white woman. Michael kills Prue Welch, the wife of a New England professor, and kidnaps her baby daughter Molly. Michael raises Molly as his own daughter, then, fifteen years later, he opens a dance hall, and forces Molly to becomes a dance hall girl. He plots to ruin Jim, now a leading citizen of the Black Hills community, and his scheming causes Jim to have to fight his way out of the settlement. Jim is aided in the struggle by Cheyenne Harry, Molly's suitor. Michael overtakes Jim on horseback, but is thrown over an embankment by Jim and killed. Jim returns to find Molly happy with Cheyenne Harry. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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