Straight from the Shoulder (1921)

Comedy, Western | 19 June 1921

Director:

Bernard Durning

Cinematographer:

Frank B. Good

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that the film, then titled The Mediator, was in the third week of ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that the film, then titled The Mediator, was in the third week of production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 10.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Mediator
Release Date:
19 June 1921
Production Date:
began late March 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16701
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,527
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bill Higgins disturbs the peace of a little western mining town and causes Buck to wound him in a fight. Nursing Bill back to health, Buck learns that he lives in Peaceful Valley and has been banished from home by his wife for drinking. Buck arrives there in time to reprimand Williams, a crooked mine superintendent; and the owner, Joseph Martin, replaces Williams with Buck, "The Mediator." Williams induces the workers to strike and threatens to blow up the mine. Buck helps to avert the strike, thwarts a gold theft, and is rewarded with Maggie's promise to marry him. With peace declared in his household, Bill returns to ... +


Bill Higgins disturbs the peace of a little western mining town and causes Buck to wound him in a fight. Nursing Bill back to health, Buck learns that he lives in Peaceful Valley and has been banished from home by his wife for drinking. Buck arrives there in time to reprimand Williams, a crooked mine superintendent; and the owner, Joseph Martin, replaces Williams with Buck, "The Mediator." Williams induces the workers to strike and threatens to blow up the mine. Buck helps to avert the strike, thwarts a gold theft, and is rewarded with Maggie's promise to marry him. With peace declared in his household, Bill returns to town. +

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