Durand of the Bad Lands (1925)

Western | 1 November 1925

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HISTORY

The 12 Sep 1925 Moving Picture World announced that filming was completed.
       Durand of the Bad Lands was a remake of a 1917 Fox film of the same name that was directed by Richard Stanton and starred Dustin Farnum of Winifred Kingston (see entry). Some contemporary sources, including the 17 Oct 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review, incorrectly listed the film's title as Durant of the Bad Lands ... More Less

The 12 Sep 1925 Moving Picture World announced that filming was completed.
       Durand of the Bad Lands was a remake of a 1917 Fox film of the same name that was directed by Richard Stanton and starred Dustin Farnum of Winifred Kingston (see entry). Some contemporary sources, including the 17 Oct 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review, incorrectly listed the film's title as Durant of the Bad Lands . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
17 Oct 1925
p. 38.
Film Daily
25 Oct 1925.
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Moving Picture World
12 Sep 1925
p. 185.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 November 1925
Production Date:
ended early September 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 September 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21955
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,844
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dick Durand, deciding to move to Mexico, sells his ranch and belongings to Sheriff Clem Allison, and Pete Garson, one of Allison's henchman, uses Durand's regalia to commit a number of crimes. Durand returns to vindicate himself and falls in love with Molly Gore, who with her invalid father is struggling to make out on a small ranch. She spurns him at first but softens after he returns with three children, the survivors of a raid on a wagon carrying gold for banker John Boyd. Durand finally establishes his innocence, rescues Boyd's daughter, who is imprisoned in the mine by Pete, and wins Boyd's gratitude and Molly's ... +


Dick Durand, deciding to move to Mexico, sells his ranch and belongings to Sheriff Clem Allison, and Pete Garson, one of Allison's henchman, uses Durand's regalia to commit a number of crimes. Durand returns to vindicate himself and falls in love with Molly Gore, who with her invalid father is struggling to make out on a small ranch. She spurns him at first but softens after he returns with three children, the survivors of a raid on a wagon carrying gold for banker John Boyd. Durand finally establishes his innocence, rescues Boyd's daughter, who is imprisoned in the mine by Pete, and wins Boyd's gratitude and Molly's love. +

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