Thieves' Gold (1918)

Western | 18 March 1918

Director:

John Ford

Writer:

Production Company:

Universal Film Mfg Co., Inc.
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HISTORY

Reviewers give the character played by Vester Pegg various last ... More Less

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Mar 18
p. 1307.
MPN
30 Mar 18
p. 1925.
MPW
23 Mar 18
p. 1709.
MPW
4 Aug 17
p. 847.
Variety
22 Mar 18
p. 50.
Wid's
28 Mar 18
p. 1037.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Back to the Right Trail" by Frederick R. Bechdolt in Popular Magazine (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12149
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Curt Simmons, a highwayman who steals shipments of money intended to finance the activities of Mexican revolutionaries, persuades Cheyenne Harry, a bored cowboy from the Savage ranch, to help him in his escapes. Harry bids farewell to his friend, Uncle Larkin, and while Larkin goes to meet Alice Norris, who is spending the summer on the Savage ranch, Harry joins Curt and his old cohort, Betoski. During a card game, Betoski insults Harry, who accidentally shoots him and then, in a state of intoxication, helps Curt to rob a coach bound for the Mexican border. Although the posse is in close pursuit, Harry rushes to the assistance of a runaway buggy when he realizes that its passengers are Alice and Uncle Larkin. Harry is arrested but later pardoned through the efforts of Mr. Savage, whose faith in his employee's goodness is still unshaken. Back at the ranch, Harry and Alice fall in love, but when she learns that he shot a man, she sadly sends for her former fiancé. Harry is shot in a fight with Curt, and Alice, on her way to the station, finds him unconscious and decides to remain with ... +


Curt Simmons, a highwayman who steals shipments of money intended to finance the activities of Mexican revolutionaries, persuades Cheyenne Harry, a bored cowboy from the Savage ranch, to help him in his escapes. Harry bids farewell to his friend, Uncle Larkin, and while Larkin goes to meet Alice Norris, who is spending the summer on the Savage ranch, Harry joins Curt and his old cohort, Betoski. During a card game, Betoski insults Harry, who accidentally shoots him and then, in a state of intoxication, helps Curt to rob a coach bound for the Mexican border. Although the posse is in close pursuit, Harry rushes to the assistance of a runaway buggy when he realizes that its passengers are Alice and Uncle Larkin. Harry is arrested but later pardoned through the efforts of Mr. Savage, whose faith in his employee's goodness is still unshaken. Back at the ranch, Harry and Alice fall in love, but when she learns that he shot a man, she sadly sends for her former fiancé. Harry is shot in a fight with Curt, and Alice, on her way to the station, finds him unconscious and decides to remain with him. +

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