Cast & Crew
M'Liss lives with her dissipated father, "Bummer" Smith, in Red Gulch, California during the 1849 gold rush. A wild and unruly though lovable girl, M'Liss decides to acquire manners and an education when a handsome young schoolteacher named Charles Gray comes to town. "Bummer" is to inherit a large fortune left him by his brother Jonathan, but the deceased man's former servants, Jim Peterson and Clara Parker, hire outlaw "Mexican Joe" to murder "Bummer." Following his death, Clara appears claiming to be "Bummer's" widow and therefore heiress to the Smith estate, and meanwhile, Charles is arrested and convicted of the crime. Peterson incites a lynch mob to attack Charles, but he escapes with the help of M'Liss and her friend, Yuba Bill. Finallly Peterson is forced to confess his guilt, and M'Liss secures the inheritance and the schoolteacher.
W. H. Brown
For information concerning other films based on this source, see the 1915 film M'Liss by World Film Corp. above.