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According to the 26 Jun 1927 FD. the working title was The Rose of Monterey. Al Rockett was set to produce, but he is not listed in ... More Less

According to the 26 Jun 1927 FD. the working title was The Rose of Monterey. Al Rockett was set to produce, but he is not listed in credits. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
26 Jun 1927
p. 6.
Moving Picture World
8 Oct 1927.
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New York Times
26 Sep 27
p. 27.
Variety
28 Sep 27
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scen and adpt
Scen and adpt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
COSTUMES
Cost
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Rose of the Golden West" by Minna Caroline Smith and Eugenie Woodward (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Rose of Monterey
Release Date:
2 October 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 25 September 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 October 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24462
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,477
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1846, California patriots join forces to avert a suspected plan of dictator General Vallero to sell out to Russia. Juan, a handsome youth, is selected to crush the plot, preventing his plan to elope with Elena, a convent novice. General Vallero, actually Elena's father, visits the convent, tells her he is a friend of her dead father, and takes her to Monterey; en route, Juan stops Vallero's runaway team, winning the general's profuse thanks. Both men remain unaware of each other's identity. Believing he has been tricked, Juan is about to fulfill his mission during a fiesta when he is seized by soldiers; later he returns to Vallero's home and is recaptured and sentenced to be shot. Elena manages, however, to summon marines from a warship in the bay; Juan is saved from death, and he and Elena are ... +


In 1846, California patriots join forces to avert a suspected plan of dictator General Vallero to sell out to Russia. Juan, a handsome youth, is selected to crush the plot, preventing his plan to elope with Elena, a convent novice. General Vallero, actually Elena's father, visits the convent, tells her he is a friend of her dead father, and takes her to Monterey; en route, Juan stops Vallero's runaway team, winning the general's profuse thanks. Both men remain unaware of each other's identity. Believing he has been tricked, Juan is about to fulfill his mission during a fiesta when he is seized by soldiers; later he returns to Vallero's home and is recaptured and sentenced to be shot. Elena manages, however, to summon marines from a warship in the bay; Juan is saved from death, and he and Elena are reunited. +

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