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God's Outlaw

God's Outlaw(1919)

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Some scenes in this film were shot in Enfield Falls, NY. This film was shot in 1917, but was not released until 1919, when humorous titles were added which kidded the original film's seriousness, and the heroics of Francis X. Bushman. In the film, as originally shot, Andrew is a young lawyer who is intensely religious. He vows never to enter a church again after his mother dies and his sweetheart becomes engaged to another. He leaves town and becomes a sheriff in another town. After the events related in the synopsis of this film, Andrew brings Percy to marry Ruth and goes off to bear his grief alone. He is carried unconscious to a wayside shrine, where, after praying for God's assistance, he sees Ruth and believes that she is a vision. They are reunited after she convinces him that she is real. A news item appearing in 1917 said that Charles Brabin was the director while a 1919 review states that Cabanne directed the film several years earlier. The film was originally scheduled to be released in December 1917. One source lists the name of the actor who played "Rufus Sanborn" as Samuel Kramer, while other sources list the name as Samuel Framer.