California or Bust (1927)

Comedy-drama | 9 January 1927

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writer:

Byron Morgan

Cinematographer:

H. Lyman Broening

Production Company:

R-C Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The Dec 1926 AmCin reported that location scenes for California or Bust were being filmed in Lake Arrowhead, CA. ...

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The Dec 1926 AmCin reported that location scenes for California or Bust were being filmed in Lake Arrowhead, CA.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Dec 1926
p. 4
Variety
1 Jun 1927
p. 24
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 January 1927
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
R-C Pictures Corp.
9 January 1927
LP23595
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,659
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Jeff Daggett, owner of a garage in Rockett, Arizona, neglects his business for work on a new type of automobile motor, while Johnny Fox, his assistant, handles the business. President Holtwood of a motor company and his daughter Nadine are driving to California when their car breaks down near Rockett. Jeff explains the features of his invention to Holtwood, who wires to Rexton, his chief engineer, to come look at the design; Rexton, who sees in Jeff a rival to Nadine, disparages the motor and proposes that Jeff race the car against his own. Rexton is stopped by a highwayman who steals the car, and the three start off in pursuit. Jeff overtakes and overcomes the bandit; subsequently, he accepts Holtwood's offer to work for ...

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Jeff Daggett, owner of a garage in Rockett, Arizona, neglects his business for work on a new type of automobile motor, while Johnny Fox, his assistant, handles the business. President Holtwood of a motor company and his daughter Nadine are driving to California when their car breaks down near Rockett. Jeff explains the features of his invention to Holtwood, who wires to Rexton, his chief engineer, to come look at the design; Rexton, who sees in Jeff a rival to Nadine, disparages the motor and proposes that Jeff race the car against his own. Rexton is stopped by a highwayman who steals the car, and the three start off in pursuit. Jeff overtakes and overcomes the bandit; subsequently, he accepts Holtwood's offer to work for him.

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