Gold and Grit (1925)

Western | 15 January 1925

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writer:

Ned Nye

Cinematographer:

Irving Reis

Production Company:

Approved Pictures
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
18 Apr 1925
p. 61.
Film Daily
5 Apr 1925.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
15 January 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Weiss Brothers Artclass Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 December 1924
Copyright Number:
LU20940
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,623
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After he stops a runaway stage, Buddy is given the job of replacing its driver, who was just killed in an attempted holdup. When he gets to Mineral City, Buddy is recognized by Blaabs, a stranded Shakespearian actor, who recalls that Buddy was once accused of robbery. Blaabs remains silent, and he and Buddy are soon sharing a cabin near the goldfields. During a storm, Helen Mason and Jack Crawford, the son of the owner of the Golden Eagle Mine, take refuge with Buddy at his cabin. By cheating at cards, Jack forces Helen to accept his proposal of marriage. Buddy then produces proof that Jack is guilty of the crime of which he himself has been wrongly accused. About to strike Buddy with a knife, Jack is struck down by a bolt of lightning. When the elder Crawford is later charged with fraudulent ownership of the mine, he arranges for some of his men to remove most of the gold. Buddy captures the men and returns the stolen ore. Crawford attempts to blow up the mine and is killed in the resulting explosion. Buddy and Helen make plans to be ... +


After he stops a runaway stage, Buddy is given the job of replacing its driver, who was just killed in an attempted holdup. When he gets to Mineral City, Buddy is recognized by Blaabs, a stranded Shakespearian actor, who recalls that Buddy was once accused of robbery. Blaabs remains silent, and he and Buddy are soon sharing a cabin near the goldfields. During a storm, Helen Mason and Jack Crawford, the son of the owner of the Golden Eagle Mine, take refuge with Buddy at his cabin. By cheating at cards, Jack forces Helen to accept his proposal of marriage. Buddy then produces proof that Jack is guilty of the crime of which he himself has been wrongly accused. About to strike Buddy with a knife, Jack is struck down by a bolt of lightning. When the elder Crawford is later charged with fraudulent ownership of the mine, he arranges for some of his men to remove most of the gold. Buddy captures the men and returns the stolen ore. Crawford attempts to blow up the mine and is killed in the resulting explosion. Buddy and Helen make plans to be married. +

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