The Desperate Game (1926)

Western | 14 February 1926

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DATE
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Film Daily
6 Dec 1925.
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Variety
14 Apr 1926
p. 38.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 February 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 January 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22318
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,400
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jim Wesley returns from college with a silk shirt and eastern ways, earning the contempt of the cowpunchers on his father's ranch. With a little hard riding and fancy roping, however, Jim proves himself to be a regular guy. Jim's father is involved in a dispute over water rights with Adam Grayson, a neighboring rancher, and the two men decide to settle the disagreement by a marriage between Jim and Grayson's daughter, Marguerite. The young people refuse, but when Marguerite is attacked by a rejected suitor, Jim comes quickly to her rescue. When a fight later breaks out between the men from the neighboring ranches, Marguerite steps in and puts an end to it. Having fallen in love, Jim and Marguerite decide to ... +


Jim Wesley returns from college with a silk shirt and eastern ways, earning the contempt of the cowpunchers on his father's ranch. With a little hard riding and fancy roping, however, Jim proves himself to be a regular guy. Jim's father is involved in a dispute over water rights with Adam Grayson, a neighboring rancher, and the two men decide to settle the disagreement by a marriage between Jim and Grayson's daughter, Marguerite. The young people refuse, but when Marguerite is attacked by a rejected suitor, Jim comes quickly to her rescue. When a fight later breaks out between the men from the neighboring ranches, Marguerite steps in and puts an end to it. Having fallen in love, Jim and Marguerite decide to wed. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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