Three Who Paid (1923)

Western | 7 January 1923

Director:

Colin Campbell

Writer:

Joseph Poland

Cinematographer:

Don Short

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The scenario was based on the 1922 novel, Three Who Paid, by George Owen Baxter (pseudonym for Max Brand), which first appeared as a series in Western Story Magazine, and was later published in book form as The Range-Land Avenger. A news item in the 8 Dec 1922 Film Daily noted that the property had been purchased specifically for actor Dustin Farnum by Fox Film Corp. Principal photography at Fox Studios in Hollywood, CA, began in late Oct 1922, as indicated by a production chart in the 4 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Herald. Jack Strumwasser was credited as scenarist and “Wellman” as assistant director, a likely reference to William Wellman , who was employed by Fox at the time.
       Three Who Paid was released on 7 Jan 1923, with an opening that week at the Columbia Theatre in St. Louis, MO. Other openings followed on 20 Mar 1923 at Loew’s New York Theatre in New York City, and on 18 Jun 1923 at the Hillstreet Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. ...

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The scenario was based on the 1922 novel, Three Who Paid, by George Owen Baxter (pseudonym for Max Brand), which first appeared as a series in Western Story Magazine, and was later published in book form as The Range-Land Avenger. A news item in the 8 Dec 1922 Film Daily noted that the property had been purchased specifically for actor Dustin Farnum by Fox Film Corp. Principal photography at Fox Studios in Hollywood, CA, began in late Oct 1922, as indicated by a production chart in the 4 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Herald. Jack Strumwasser was credited as scenarist and “Wellman” as assistant director, a likely reference to William Wellman , who was employed by Fox at the time.
       Three Who Paid was released on 7 Jan 1923, with an opening that week at the Columbia Theatre in St. Louis, MO. Other openings followed on 20 Mar 1923 at Loew’s New York Theatre in New York City, and on 18 Jun 1923 at the Hillstreet Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
4 Nov 1922
p. 4
Cincinnati Enquirer [Cincinnati, OH]
11 Jan 1923
p. 4
Exhibitors Herald
4 Nov 1922
p. 63
Exhibitors Herald
13 Jan 1923
p. 53
Exhibitors Trade Review
6 Jan 1923
p. 325
Film Daily
8 Dec 1922
p. 2
Film Daily
24 Dec 1922
p. 12
Film Daily
19 Mar 1923
p. 2
Los Angeles Evening Express
16 Jun 1923
p. 10
Los Angeles Times
17 Jun 1923
p. 58
Moving Picture World
6 Jan 1923
p. 61
MPN Booking Guide
Apr 1923
p. 99
St. Louis Post-Dispatch [St. Louis, MO]
11 Jan 1923
p. 17
Van Nuys News [Van Nuys, CA]
8 Jun 1923
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
Joseph Franklin Poland
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Three Who Paid by George Owen Baxter (a.k.a. Max Brand), published as a series in Western Story Magazine (8 Apr--27 May 1922).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
7 January 1923
Premiere Information:
St. Louis, MO, opening: week of 7 Jan 1923; New York opening: 20 Mar 1923; Los Angeles opening: 18 Jun 1923
Production Date:
began late Oct 1922
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp.
7 January 1923
LP19155
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,859
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Riley Sinclair sets out to kill the three men who left his brother, Hal, to die in the desert. One of the intended victims, Sam Lowrie, commits suicide, while Riley kills another in self-defense. During his pursuit of the third man, Ed Sanderson, Riley meets schoolteacher John Caspar, but soon discovers that his new friend is actually Virginia Cartwright, a woman on the run from her cruel husband, Jude. After both Jude and Ed are killed in a fight, Virginia is free to marry ...

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Riley Sinclair sets out to kill the three men who left his brother, Hal, to die in the desert. One of the intended victims, Sam Lowrie, commits suicide, while Riley kills another in self-defense. During his pursuit of the third man, Ed Sanderson, Riley meets schoolteacher John Caspar, but soon discovers that his new friend is actually Virginia Cartwright, a woman on the run from her cruel husband, Jude. After both Jude and Ed are killed in a fight, Virginia is free to marry Riley.

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