The Light of Western Stars


1925

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 22, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey (New York, 1914).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,859ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

During a poker game, Al Hammond kills one of Brand's men and flees across the Mexican border, fearing that Brand, a notorious bandit and killer, will attempt to revenge himself. Madeline Hammond, Al's sister, comes from the East and is accosted at the station by Gene Stewart, a drunken gunfighter who has vowed to marry the first white woman he sees. When he discovers who Madeline is, Gene summons decency enough to send for Al's foreman, who escorts her to her brother's ranch. Brand's men run off the Hammond cattle, and Madeline appeals to Gene for help. Sobering up, Gene organizes a posse and recovers the cattle, dispersing Brand's gang. Madeline and Gene fall in love; but when she sees him talking to Bonita, Al's sweetheart, she suspects him of philandering. Gene gets mad and rides over the border. Brand kidnaps Madeline and later captures Gene and Al. Brand sends Al back to his ranch to raise a $10,000 ransom, threatening to kill Gene if he does not return. Al returns with armed men instead of money, arriving just in time to save Gene from death and his sister from certain dishonor. Gene kills Brand, and the outlaw gang is broken up.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 22, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey (New York, 1914).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,859ft (7 reels)

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Notes

Remade in 1930 under the same title, q. v.