The Trail to Yesterday (1918)

Western | 6 May 1918

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HISTORY

Most of the film's exterior scenes were shot in Arivaca, ... More Less

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ETR
11 May 18
p. 1813, 1848
MPN
11 May 18
p. 2817.
MPW
11 May 18
p. 900.
MPW
25 Jan 19
p. 563.
NYDM
18 May 18
p. 705.
Variety
10 May 18
p. 42.
Wid's
12 May 18
pp. 27-28.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer (New York, 1913).
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 April 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12349
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Unjustly accused of murdering his father, Ned Keegles flees to the West, where he becomes known as "Dakota." During a fierce storm, Sheila Langford, who has come West to visit the Double R Ranch, requests the shelter of Dakota's cabin, but when the cowpuncher learns that her father is the man who accused him of murder, he forces her to marry him in order to gain revenge. Sheila then meets her father, David Langford, who soon afterwards presents Dakota with a contract to kill Ben Doubler, a kindly old man who has refused to sell Langford his valuable property. After Langford's foreman, Jack Duncan, shoots Ben, Langford again accuses Dakota of murder, but Sheila discovers the truth and confronts her father. Dakota arrives in time to save her from Langford's wrath and then forces the villain to sign a paper clearing Dakota of the earlier charge. Dakota then offers Sheila her freedom, but she refuses to accept ... +


Unjustly accused of murdering his father, Ned Keegles flees to the West, where he becomes known as "Dakota." During a fierce storm, Sheila Langford, who has come West to visit the Double R Ranch, requests the shelter of Dakota's cabin, but when the cowpuncher learns that her father is the man who accused him of murder, he forces her to marry him in order to gain revenge. Sheila then meets her father, David Langford, who soon afterwards presents Dakota with a contract to kill Ben Doubler, a kindly old man who has refused to sell Langford his valuable property. After Langford's foreman, Jack Duncan, shoots Ben, Langford again accuses Dakota of murder, but Sheila discovers the truth and confronts her father. Dakota arrives in time to save her from Langford's wrath and then forces the villain to sign a paper clearing Dakota of the earlier charge. Dakota then offers Sheila her freedom, but she refuses to accept it. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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