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MPN
17 Jan 20
p. 850.
MPN
24 Jan 20
p. 1062.
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3033.
MPN
20 Aug 20
p. 34.
MPW
3 Apr 20
p. 141.
New York Times
29 Mar 20
p. 18.
Variety
2 Apr 20
p. 93.
Wid's
4 Apr 20
p. 3.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 March 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Associated First National Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15849
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tainted by her mother's reputation as proprietress of a roadhouse, Kate Prentice is saved from the unwelcome advances of Pete Mullendore by Mormon Joe. Accepting Joe's hospitality, Kate comes to share the shepherd's home. Invited to the town dance by Easterner Hughie Disston, Kate is shunned by the villagers for her relationship with Mormon Joe. Crushed, the innocent girl goes home, even though Hughie ignores the gossip and proclaims his love for her. Later that night, Mormon Joe is murdered and suspicion falls upon Kate. After charges are dismissed for lack of evidence, Kate vows to find the murderer of Mormon Joe. Transformed from an innocent girl to the fighting shepherdess, Kate's name is finally cleared when Pete, dying from a gunshot wound, admits that he committed the crime. The burden of guilt lifted from her shoulders, Kate is free to pursue a happy future with ... +


Tainted by her mother's reputation as proprietress of a roadhouse, Kate Prentice is saved from the unwelcome advances of Pete Mullendore by Mormon Joe. Accepting Joe's hospitality, Kate comes to share the shepherd's home. Invited to the town dance by Easterner Hughie Disston, Kate is shunned by the villagers for her relationship with Mormon Joe. Crushed, the innocent girl goes home, even though Hughie ignores the gossip and proclaims his love for her. Later that night, Mormon Joe is murdered and suspicion falls upon Kate. After charges are dismissed for lack of evidence, Kate vows to find the murderer of Mormon Joe. Transformed from an innocent girl to the fighting shepherdess, Kate's name is finally cleared when Pete, dying from a gunshot wound, admits that he committed the crime. The burden of guilt lifted from her shoulders, Kate is free to pursue a happy future with Hughie. +

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