Quick Trigger Lee


59m 1931

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 24, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m
Film Length
5,500ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

The Rose O'Heart Mine is owned by John Saunders, a prospector with bad eyesight. He purchased the mine with a loan from Jeremy Wales and his son Sam, who now intend to repossess it. When they learn that Phil Lee, known as "Quick Trigger" because of his quickness with a gun, is coming to town on Saunders' behalf, the Waleses plan an ambush. They do not attack, however, when they see that Phil is not carrying his guns, and Phil hands them a check for a $1,000 to cover Saunders' debt. Wales insists that the loan was for $10,000, but Phil argues that Wales knew Saunders could not read the paper he signed without his glasses, which had earlier been smashed by Sam. Sam takes exception to Phil's accusations and they fight. Defeated, Sam slinks out of the room, and Phil draws a hidden gun and forces Wales to sign a receipt for the full repayment of the loan. Phil escapes with the receipt just as Sam returns with the rest of Wales's men. As he heads for Saunders' mine, Phil hears gunshots and, riding over the next ridge, sees a woman in a wagon drawing the fire of some men in an open car. Phil intercedes only to learn that the woman, Rose Campbell, is an actress acting in a movie. After some laughter at his expense, Rose thanks him for trying to save her from what he thought was real danger and invites him to a dance the movie company is giving that evening. Phil finally arrives at Saunders' mine, but Sam and his men have gotten there first and prepare to attack Phil. Forewarned by Saunders' nervous glance, Phil overcomes his assailants. Sam has learned that Rose is Saunders' granddaughter and plans to kidnap her that evening at the dance. His plans are thwarted when Phil attends the dance and also learns that Rose is looking for Saunders. He offers to take her to him immediately, but Sam overhears, and while Rose changes her clothes, his men attack Phil. Sam rushes Rose away, but Phil chases them, tossing the men out of the moving car one by one. He drives Rose to Saunders' cabin, where they happily embrace.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 24, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m
Film Length
5,500ft (6 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

Modern sources credit Burton King with the photography. In the synopsis filed with the copyright registration, the Quick Trigger character is named Phil Lang rather than Phil Lee.