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I saw this film at the Lone Pine Film Festival in 2019. The movie was screened from a DVD provided specially by the Library of Congress archive. The music for the silent film was played live by a pianist in the auditorium. The movie is not currently available commercially. Smilin' Sam Perry (Fred Humes) is a rancher who has taken out a loan with the local Shylock, Ezra Skinner (Bernard Siegel). Skinner warns him the note is coming due, but Sam is unconcerned because he has money coming in on the stage. Meanwhile, Dude Dutton (Bruce Gordon) has been cultivating the friendship of invalid Jim Morgan (Churchill Ross) in order to get close to Jim's sister Milly (Ena Gregory). Jim wants to move somewhere else, but they cannot because they don't have the money. Dude confides to Jim that he knows a way they can get the money. The next day, when Sam checks with the stage office, he learns the stage was robbed and his money is gone. Jim however, exultantly tells Milly he won enough money at ...
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Preserved copy at Library of Congress. See more
Although the story takes place in the stagecoach and buckboard era, the leading lady wears nothing but up-to-the-minute 1927 hats, hairstyles, knee-length dresses and high-heeled shoes. See more