Gas, Oil and Water (1922)

Comedy, Mystery | March 1922

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HISTORY

The 27 Aug 1921 Motion Picture News noted that Charles Ray was "now completing" the filming of Gas, Oil and Water. John M. Stahl edited the film, according to the 29 Oct 1921 Motion Picture News. ... More Less

The 27 Aug 1921 Motion Picture News noted that Charles Ray was "now completing" the filming of Gas, Oil and Water. John M. Stahl edited the film, according to the 29 Oct 1921 Motion Picture News. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
27 Aug 1921
p. 1114.
Motion Picture News
29 Oct 1921
p. 2292.
DETAILS
Release Date:
March 1922
Production Date:
ended August 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Charles Ray Productions
Copyright Date:
9 March 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17615
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,500
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Susie Jones's father owns a hotel on the Mexican border. George Oliver Watson opens a gasoline station across the way; and Susie, unaware that he is a Secret Service agent sent to capture a band of contraband smugglers, is attracted to him. Two hotel guests, Hobart Rush and Philip Ashton, arouse George's suspicions, and he discovers incriminating evidence in the car of "Beauty" Strang, a surly-looking customer. Later, George confirms his suspicions by following Strang and Rush to a deserted cabin across the border and by intercepting certain messages. While he is arresting Ashton and Strang in the hotel, Rush, alarmed by gunfire, escapes in a car with Susie. George speeds to the rescue; and when the two cars are abreast, Susie leaps into George's car. Simultaneously, an explosion throws boulders across the roadway, sending Rush's car plunging down an ... +


Susie Jones's father owns a hotel on the Mexican border. George Oliver Watson opens a gasoline station across the way; and Susie, unaware that he is a Secret Service agent sent to capture a band of contraband smugglers, is attracted to him. Two hotel guests, Hobart Rush and Philip Ashton, arouse George's suspicions, and he discovers incriminating evidence in the car of "Beauty" Strang, a surly-looking customer. Later, George confirms his suspicions by following Strang and Rush to a deserted cabin across the border and by intercepting certain messages. While he is arresting Ashton and Strang in the hotel, Rush, alarmed by gunfire, escapes in a car with Susie. George speeds to the rescue; and when the two cars are abreast, Susie leaps into George's car. Simultaneously, an explosion throws boulders across the roadway, sending Rush's car plunging down an embankment. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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