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THE SCARLET WEST


PRESERVATION STATUS: David Stenn is restoring a trailer of this film which exists at The Library of Congress.

Frank J. Carroll Productions. Distributed by: First National Pictures. July 26 1925 (copyright: July 2, 1925; LP21625). Silent. b&w. 35mm. 9 reels, 8,390 ft.

Presented by Frank J. Carroll. Directed by John G. Adolfi. Scenario: Anthony Paul Kelly. Photographed by: George Benoit, Benjamin Kline, Victor Shuler, F.L. Hoefler.

Cast: Robert Frazer (Cardelanche), Clara Bow (Miriam), Robert Edeson (General Kinnard), Johnny Walker (Lieutenant Parkman), Walter McGrail (Lieutenant Harper), Gaston Glass (Captain Howard), Helen Ferguson (Nestina), Ruth Stonehouse (Mrs. Custer), Martha Francis (Harriett Kinnard), Florence Crawford (Mrs. Harper).

WESTERN MELODRAMA. Source: A.B. Heath, "The Scarlet West" (publication undetermined).

Cardelanche, a son of an Indian chief, has been educated in the East, and he returns to his reservation and encounters the hostility of his people, who believe that he has turned his back on his own race. When Cardelance saves a detachment of cavalry from a gang of renegade Indians, he is made a captain in the United States Army. He falls in love with Miriam, the daughter of the commandant of Fort Remington further cutting himself off from his own people. Lieutenant Parkman, who is also in love with Miriam, is demoted to the ranks when he gets into a fight over the girl. Cardelanche's tribe goes on the warpath and slaughters the troops of General Custer. Cardelanche then decides that his true allegiance lies with his own people, and he gives up both Miriam and his commission, returning to the hills where his ancestors once lived and fought. (Information from "The American Film Institute Catalogue of Feature Films.")



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