Square Deal Sanderson (1919)

Western | 15 June 1919

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HISTORY

The novel was published in book form in 1922. According to modern sources, the art director was Thomas A. Brierly and the art titles were by Irwin J. ... More Less

The novel was published in book form in 1922. According to modern sources, the art director was Thomas A. Brierly and the art titles were by Irwin J. Martin. More Less

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28 Jun 19
p. 321.
MPN
28 Jun 19
pp. 182-83, 231
MPW
28 Jun 19
pp. 1991, 1993
Variety
20 Jun 19
p. 53.
Wid's
22 Jun 19
p. 7.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Square Deal Sanderson by Charles Alden Seltzer in Argosy Magazine (23 Nov-28 Dec 1918).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William S. Hart Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13818
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,003
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In "Arizona's yesterday," Square Deal Sanderson finds a letter on a dead horse thief from his sister Mary Bransford, whose New Mexico ranch is being threatened by Alva Dale, who owns the nearby town. Pretending to be Mary's brother, Sanderson prevents the hanging of Barney Owen, a drifter who has helped Mary. Dale has the crooked sheriff arrest Sanderson, but he escapes with Owen's help. After three thousand of Mary's cattle and three cowboys die when Dale poisons a watering hole, Sanderson makes the banker, in league with Dale, pay $90,000. Sanderson shoots two of Dale's men in a barroom fight, but then is captured at Mary's ranch. Bound up while Dale attempts to rape Mary in an adjoining room, Sanderson inches his chair to a stove, burns his ropes, and then lassoes Dale through the transom and hangs him until he nearly dies. Owen reveals himself as Mary's brother, while Sanderson, taking Dale to Arizona on a warrant, promises to return to ... +


In "Arizona's yesterday," Square Deal Sanderson finds a letter on a dead horse thief from his sister Mary Bransford, whose New Mexico ranch is being threatened by Alva Dale, who owns the nearby town. Pretending to be Mary's brother, Sanderson prevents the hanging of Barney Owen, a drifter who has helped Mary. Dale has the crooked sheriff arrest Sanderson, but he escapes with Owen's help. After three thousand of Mary's cattle and three cowboys die when Dale poisons a watering hole, Sanderson makes the banker, in league with Dale, pay $90,000. Sanderson shoots two of Dale's men in a barroom fight, but then is captured at Mary's ranch. Bound up while Dale attempts to rape Mary in an adjoining room, Sanderson inches his chair to a stove, burns his ropes, and then lassoes Dale through the transom and hangs him until he nearly dies. Owen reveals himself as Mary's brother, while Sanderson, taking Dale to Arizona on a warrant, promises to return to Mary. +

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