The Sunset Trail


1917

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 13, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Synopsis

Tomboy Bess Aiken grows up quickly when her mother deserts her father to elope with wealthy Easterner Vernon Treloar. Left alone with her father, Bess begins to long for feminine companionship, and when an opportunity arises for Bess to visit her newly remarried mother, her father consents. The little girl soon finds herself in a fairy tale world of beautiful gowns and extravagant luxury. Believing that anything her mother does must be correct, Bess soon learns to smoke and drink, much to the displeasure of Kirke Livingston, who loves her but fears she may have inherited her mother's weaknesses. Bess disregards his warnings until one day she finds her mother embracing another man. Disillusioned, she departs immediately for her father's cabin, traveling through the woods all night. At daybreak, Kirke finds her and wins her hand in marriage.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 13, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

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The title of the original story on which this film was based was "Aitken's Gal." The Variety review states that Charlie Gerard plays Camilla's lover, but it is ambiguous whether Charlie Gerard is the name of the actor or the character. A 1941 item in the Paramount studio records lists Marshall Neilan as the film's director, but this is probably an error.