The Rider of the Law (1919)

Western | 3 November 1919

Director:

John Ford

Writer:

Production Company:

Universal Film Mfg Co., Inc.
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HISTORY

The title of this film was changed from Jim of the Rangers ... More Less

The title of this film was changed from Jim of the Rangers . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 Oct 19
p. 1732.
MPN
25 Oct 19
p. 3197.
MPW
27 Dec 19
p. 1192.
NYR
11 Oct 1919.
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Variety
14 Nov 19
p. 59.
Wid's
12 Oct 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Jim of the Rangers
Release Date:
3 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 October 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14260
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,450
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Jim Kyneton, once a member of an outlaw gang, joins the Texas Rangers and is forced to track down his former friends and his half brother Nick, who have been robbing a gold mine. After he reluctantly captures them and locks them in a deserted shack, Roseen, a dance hall girl, who Jim saved from Buck Soutar, a saloon keeper, sets them free and, because Jim has refused her advances, sends the police a telegram saying that Jim accepted money to let them loose. Suspected of remaining a crook, Jim finds them again and captures all but Nick, who, rather than be disgraced, rides his horse off a cliff to his death. After Jim tells his mother that Nick died like a man, Jim breaks the news to Nick's supposed sweetheart Betty, an orphan Jim's mother has raised, and whom Jim has silently loved. To Jim's happy surprise, Betty says she has loved him all along, but thought that he loved ... +


Jim Kyneton, once a member of an outlaw gang, joins the Texas Rangers and is forced to track down his former friends and his half brother Nick, who have been robbing a gold mine. After he reluctantly captures them and locks them in a deserted shack, Roseen, a dance hall girl, who Jim saved from Buck Soutar, a saloon keeper, sets them free and, because Jim has refused her advances, sends the police a telegram saying that Jim accepted money to let them loose. Suspected of remaining a crook, Jim finds them again and captures all but Nick, who, rather than be disgraced, rides his horse off a cliff to his death. After Jim tells his mother that Nick died like a man, Jim breaks the news to Nick's supposed sweetheart Betty, an orphan Jim's mother has raised, and whom Jim has silently loved. To Jim's happy surprise, Betty says she has loved him all along, but thought that he loved Roseen. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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