Twins of Suffering Creek (1920)

Western | June 1920

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HISTORY

In 1923, Fox made another version of this story called The Man Who Won, which was directed by William Wellman and starred Dustin Farnum. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.3439.) ...

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In 1923, Fox made another version of this story called The Man Who Won, which was directed by William Wellman and starred Dustin Farnum. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.3439.)

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Jul 1920
p. 488
MPN
5 Jun 1920
pp. 4586-87
MPN
3 Jul 1920
p. 313
MPN
3 Oct 1919
p. 56
MPW
3 Jul 1920
p. 118
New York Morning Telegraph
20 Jun 1920
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Variety
9 Jul 1920
p. 28
Wid's
20 Jun 1920
p. 23
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Scott Dunlap
Dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Julius G. Furthman
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Twins of Suffering Creek by Ridgwell Cullum (London, 1912).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
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Release Date:
June 1920
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
William Fox
20 June 1920
LP15290
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When saloon owner Bill Lark detects that gambler Jim Pemberton is cheating, both men draw their guns. In order to prevent a double killing, it is agreed that the first shot should be decided by a draw from a deck of cards. Bill loses and Pemberton gives him three days to live. Meanwhile, Pemberton has persuaded Jess Jones to leave her husband and ride with him to his cabin in the hills where he is chief of a gang of bandits. Upon discovering his wife's absence, Scipio Jones follows Jess but is driven away by Pemberton's gang. After Jones fails, Bill retrieves Jess and brings her home. The next day, Bill is severely wounded when he drives a stagecoach through an attack by Pemberton's gang, but escapes to keep his date with the outlaw. Arriving to accept his fate of the last draw, Bill discovers that the outlaw has been killed by Scipio Jones. Provided with a new lease on life, the honest saloon keeper marries his sweetheart Little ...

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When saloon owner Bill Lark detects that gambler Jim Pemberton is cheating, both men draw their guns. In order to prevent a double killing, it is agreed that the first shot should be decided by a draw from a deck of cards. Bill loses and Pemberton gives him three days to live. Meanwhile, Pemberton has persuaded Jess Jones to leave her husband and ride with him to his cabin in the hills where he is chief of a gang of bandits. Upon discovering his wife's absence, Scipio Jones follows Jess but is driven away by Pemberton's gang. After Jones fails, Bill retrieves Jess and brings her home. The next day, Bill is severely wounded when he drives a stagecoach through an attack by Pemberton's gang, but escapes to keep his date with the outlaw. Arriving to accept his fate of the last draw, Bill discovers that the outlaw has been killed by Scipio Jones. Provided with a new lease on life, the honest saloon keeper marries his sweetheart Little Casino.

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