Bob Hampton of Placer (1921)

Drama | May 1921

Director:

Marshall Neilan

Writer:

Marion Fairfax

Producer:

Marshall Neilan

Cinematographers:

David Kesson, Jacques Bizeul

Production Designer:

Ben Carré

Production Company:

Marshall Neilan Productions
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HISTORY

The 23 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News reported that Bob Hampton of Placer was set to be screened at the anniversary of "Custer's Last Stand" in Hardin, MT. Since the forty-fifth anniversary of the 25 Jun 1876 massacre would have been a month earlier, it is unclear whether this is an old item, or if it referred to the next anniversary eleven months later, in 1922. Relatives of the members of "the historic Custer regiment" and various Indian tribes were scheduled to attend, and the battle would be re-enacted by men in cavalry and Indian costumes. Capping the festivities, the film would be shown in the evening on an outdoor ... More Less

The 23 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News reported that Bob Hampton of Placer was set to be screened at the anniversary of "Custer's Last Stand" in Hardin, MT. Since the forty-fifth anniversary of the 25 Jun 1876 massacre would have been a month earlier, it is unclear whether this is an old item, or if it referred to the next anniversary eleven months later, in 1922. Relatives of the members of "the historic Custer regiment" and various Indian tribes were scheduled to attend, and the battle would be re-enacted by men in cavalry and Indian costumes. Capping the festivities, the film would be shown in the evening on an outdoor stage. More Less

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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
23 Jul 1921
p. 584.
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Marshall Neilan Productions
Copyright Date:
4 May 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16469
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,268
Length(in reels):
7-8
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Bob Hampton, a former captain in the U. S. Army, wrongfully convicted and having served a prison sentence for the killing of Major Brant, becomes notorious as a gambler and gunfighter throughout the West in 1876. Joining a party of settlers, Hampton saves the life of a girl known as "The Kid" from an Indian siege. Lieutenant Brant, son of the major, falls in love with her, and Hampton later discovers that she is his lost daughter. Finding the real murderer, Hampton forces him to confess, then continues his journey and joins General George A. Custer's Seventh U.S. Cavalry Regiment with Dick, a befriended waif. They go to their deaths in each other's arms at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Bob's daughter learns that her father's name has been cleared, and she marries Lieutenant ... +


Bob Hampton, a former captain in the U. S. Army, wrongfully convicted and having served a prison sentence for the killing of Major Brant, becomes notorious as a gambler and gunfighter throughout the West in 1876. Joining a party of settlers, Hampton saves the life of a girl known as "The Kid" from an Indian siege. Lieutenant Brant, son of the major, falls in love with her, and Hampton later discovers that she is his lost daughter. Finding the real murderer, Hampton forces him to confess, then continues his journey and joins General George A. Custer's Seventh U.S. Cavalry Regiment with Dick, a befriended waif. They go to their deaths in each other's arms at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Bob's daughter learns that her father's name has been cleared, and she marries Lieutenant Brant. +

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