The California Mail (1929)

60 mins | Drama | 7 April 1929

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HISTORY

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for The California Mail was 18 Nov ... More Less

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for The California Mail was 18 Nov 1928. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
5 May 1929.
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Variety
8 May 1929
p. 27.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
7 April 1929
Production Date:
began 18 November 1928
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 April 1929
Copyright Number:
LP282
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
5,446
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During the darkest hour of the American Civil War, the Union desperately needs gold to keep its armies in the field and its credit good. Federal Agent Bob Scott is therefore instructed to clean out the bandit gangs that have been stopping the vital California gold shipments. Bob joins Butch McGraw's gang and later saves Molly Butler when she is taken off a stage by some of McGraw's henchmen. Bob eventually wins Molly's love, rounds up the McGraw gang, and secures safe passage for the gold ... +


During the darkest hour of the American Civil War, the Union desperately needs gold to keep its armies in the field and its credit good. Federal Agent Bob Scott is therefore instructed to clean out the bandit gangs that have been stopping the vital California gold shipments. Bob joins Butch McGraw's gang and later saves Molly Butler when she is taken off a stage by some of McGraw's henchmen. Bob eventually wins Molly's love, rounds up the McGraw gang, and secures safe passage for the gold shipments. +

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