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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
1 May 20
p. 2520.
MPN
8 May 20
p. 4070.
MPN
22 May 20
pp. 4313-14.
MPW
28 Aug 20
p. 1215.
New York Morning Telegraph
25 Apr 1920.
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Variety
30 Apr 20
p. 42.
Wid's
21 May 20
p. 13.
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
25 April 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15053
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,696
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Becoming an outlaw to avenge his father's death, the bandit known as The Orphan joins forces with Sheriff Jim Shields to fend off an Indian attack. After saving the sheriff's life, The Orphan rescues the lawman's niece Helen Shields when her stagecoach is attacked by Indians. Meanwhile, the sheriff's friendship with The Orphan earns him the enmity of the ranchers, forcing a confrontation between rancher Tex Willard, head of the Bar 8 Ranch, and Shields. Recognizing Willard as the man who killed his father, The Orphan finally exacts his revenge in a gun duel. His anger thus purged, The Orphan settles down to a more peaceful life with ... +


Becoming an outlaw to avenge his father's death, the bandit known as The Orphan joins forces with Sheriff Jim Shields to fend off an Indian attack. After saving the sheriff's life, The Orphan rescues the lawman's niece Helen Shields when her stagecoach is attacked by Indians. Meanwhile, the sheriff's friendship with The Orphan earns him the enmity of the ranchers, forcing a confrontation between rancher Tex Willard, head of the Bar 8 Ranch, and Shields. Recognizing Willard as the man who killed his father, The Orphan finally exacts his revenge in a gun duel. His anger thus purged, The Orphan settles down to a more peaceful life with Helen. +

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Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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