The Passing of Wolf MacLean (1924)

Western | November 1924

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HISTORY

This film was released in Great Britain as The Banjo Kid ... More Less

This film was released in Great Britain as The Banjo Kid . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Dec 1924
p. 51.
Kinematograph Weekly
28 May 1925
pp. 56-57.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Banjo Kid
Release Date:
November 1924
Copyright Claimants:
Ermine Productions, Inc. Ermine Productions, Inc.
Copyright Dates:
17 November 1924 20 November 1924
Copyright Numbers:
LU20802 LU20802
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,712
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bert Granger, addicted to strong drink and heavy gambling, owns a saloon in which his children, Benny and the winsome Alice, entertain the habitués. At the bar one night, The stranger interferes in a drunken quarrel and becomes involved in a bitter fight, from which he emerges victorious. He is strongly attracted to Alice, and he strikes up a conversation while, at the gambling table, her father is being cheated in a crooked card game and loses the deed to the saloon. When a reward is posted for Wolf MacLean, the stranger, who resembles the description given of the notorious bandit, is arrested. The gamblers arrange for a quick hanging, but the stranger is released from jail by Benny, with whom he has become pals. Although pursued by the sheriff's posse, The stranger later is saved by Parson Dan Williams, who announces that he himself is Wolf MacLean and that the gamblers are his confederates in crime. Before the astonished populace can arrest the gamblers, the parson is killed by one of their vengeful number. The stranger is cleared and wins Alice; Bert reforms and opens a general store, with Benny as his ... +


Bert Granger, addicted to strong drink and heavy gambling, owns a saloon in which his children, Benny and the winsome Alice, entertain the habitués. At the bar one night, The stranger interferes in a drunken quarrel and becomes involved in a bitter fight, from which he emerges victorious. He is strongly attracted to Alice, and he strikes up a conversation while, at the gambling table, her father is being cheated in a crooked card game and loses the deed to the saloon. When a reward is posted for Wolf MacLean, the stranger, who resembles the description given of the notorious bandit, is arrested. The gamblers arrange for a quick hanging, but the stranger is released from jail by Benny, with whom he has become pals. Although pursued by the sheriff's posse, The stranger later is saved by Parson Dan Williams, who announces that he himself is Wolf MacLean and that the gamblers are his confederates in crime. Before the astonished populace can arrest the gamblers, the parson is killed by one of their vengeful number. The stranger is cleared and wins Alice; Bert reforms and opens a general store, with Benny as his partner. +

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