Wanderer of the Wasteland (1924)

Western | 10 August 1924

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HISTORY

The 12 Jan 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that filming was set to begin on Wanderer of the Wasteland in early Feb 1924, on location in Arizona.
       It was the first major studio production filmed entirely in two-color Technicolor.
       The name of scenarist Victor Irvin is a pseudonym for director Irvin Willat.
       This was the first of three films based on Zane Grey's novel. (See 1935 and 1945 ... More Less

The 12 Jan 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that filming was set to begin on Wanderer of the Wasteland in early Feb 1924, on location in Arizona.
       It was the first major studio production filmed entirely in two-color Technicolor.
       The name of scenarist Victor Irvin is a pseudonym for director Irvin Willat.
       This was the first of three films based on Zane Grey's novel. (See 1935 and 1945 entries.) More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
12 Jan 1924
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 August 1924
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles premiere: 21 June 1924
Production Date:
began early February 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 July 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20362
Physical Properties:
Silent
Color
Technicolor [two-color]
Length(in feet):
5,775
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When Adam Larey, a young mining engineer, shoots his brother Guerd in a quarrel and wounds the sheriff in escaping from town, he seeks refuge in the desert and is saved by Dismukes, an old prospector. After severe hardships, he stumbles on the home of the Vireys, the parents of his sweetheart, Ruth. Virey, who believes his wife is unfaithful, starts an avalanche which destroys both himself and his wife. Adam informs Ruth of the tragedy, and she urges him to return to atone for his past. He finds his brother has sustained only a minor injury, and thus he is free to marry ... +


When Adam Larey, a young mining engineer, shoots his brother Guerd in a quarrel and wounds the sheriff in escaping from town, he seeks refuge in the desert and is saved by Dismukes, an old prospector. After severe hardships, he stumbles on the home of the Vireys, the parents of his sweetheart, Ruth. Virey, who believes his wife is unfaithful, starts an avalanche which destroys both himself and his wife. Adam informs Ruth of the tragedy, and she urges him to return to atone for his past. He finds his brother has sustained only a minor injury, and thus he is free to marry Ruth. +

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