The Lone Star Rush (1915)

Drama | March 1915

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HISTORY

Many of the exterior scenes were filmed in the Mojave Desert, ... More Less

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Motog
3 Apr 15
p. 548.
MPN
20 Mar 15
p. 39, 70
MPN
17 Apr 15
p. 78.
MPW
28 Aug 15
p. 50.
MPW
17 Apr 15
p. 398.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Lone Star Rush by Edmund Mitchell (London, 1902).
DETAILS
Release Date:
March 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Climax Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
20 January 1915
Copyright Number:
LU4259
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Harry Murray saves an old prospector named Rhodda from dying of thirst in the Australian desert, and in gratitude, Rhodda promises the young man a share of his rich claim. The treasure map, however, is stolen by the villainous Potosi Jim, who sends his partner Blaxland for money to develop the claim while he searches for the gold. Rhodda dies of shock, after which Harry, accompanied by his brother Jack, sets out in pursuit of Potosi Jim. Blaxland returns to the goldfields with the wealthy Colonel Baylor, a capitalist named Cuthbert and Cuthbert's pretty daughter Hilda. Through a trick, Potosi Jim beats Harry and Jack to the claim, whereupon the two brothers continue their own search for gold. Aided by a map found near a skeleton in the desert, they discover a deposit of placer gold so immense that it starts a new gold rush in the area. Potosi Jim and Blaxland find that their mine is worthless, while Harry wins fame, fortune and the undying love of ... +


Harry Murray saves an old prospector named Rhodda from dying of thirst in the Australian desert, and in gratitude, Rhodda promises the young man a share of his rich claim. The treasure map, however, is stolen by the villainous Potosi Jim, who sends his partner Blaxland for money to develop the claim while he searches for the gold. Rhodda dies of shock, after which Harry, accompanied by his brother Jack, sets out in pursuit of Potosi Jim. Blaxland returns to the goldfields with the wealthy Colonel Baylor, a capitalist named Cuthbert and Cuthbert's pretty daughter Hilda. Through a trick, Potosi Jim beats Harry and Jack to the claim, whereupon the two brothers continue their own search for gold. Aided by a map found near a skeleton in the desert, they discover a deposit of placer gold so immense that it starts a new gold rush in the area. Potosi Jim and Blaxland find that their mine is worthless, while Harry wins fame, fortune and the undying love of Hilda. +

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