Forbidden Trails


1920

Film Details

Release Date
May 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on a story by "Forbidden Trails" by Charles Alden Seltzer in Argosy Magazine (18 Jan 1919).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

While on his deathbed, rancher Larry Harlan begs his partner Quinton "Squint" Taylor to locate and protect his daughter Marion. Squint journeys to Kansas City, searching for Marion, but fails to find her. On the train trip home, Squint overhears two men plotting to appropriate Squint and Harlan's land and correctly surmises that the young woman seated with them is Marion. When Squint thwarts an attempted robbery during the trip, he meets Marion and wins her respect. Upon arriving home, Squint learns that he has been elected sheriff, but his election is invalidated when William Carrington, one of the consipirators from the train, bribes a judge. Carrington then tries to ensnare Marion, who flees to Squint for protection. In revenge, Carrington frames Squint for his partner's death by bribing a Mexican to testify against him. Carrington then attempts to kidnap Marion, but Squint rescues her and kills his rival. After the Mexican confesses to perjury, Squint carries out his promise to his partner by marrying Marion.

Film Details

Release Date
May 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on a story by "Forbidden Trails" by Charles Alden Seltzer in Argosy Magazine (18 Jan 1919).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Buck Jones severely injured his foot while attempting a stunt in this film, according to news items.