Open Range


1927

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 5, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Open Range" by Zane Grey in Country Gentleman (Feb 1927).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,599ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Cowpuncher Tex Smith is intrigued by a poster portrait of Lucy Blake, who lives in the cattle settlement of Marco. Meanwhile, Brave Bear, an Indian chief, bitter at the encroachments of whites, conspires with Sam Hardman to steal the town's cattle during a rodeo, and Tex is mistakenly identified as one of the rustlers. At the rodeo, he tries to impress Lucy by riding a bronco; when she loses control of her team in the buggy race, he rescues her, but he evades the sheriff's men. Red and Hardman plan to get Tex before the sheriff gets him, but Lucy, convinced of his innocence, hides him at her ranch. Tex discovers the gang's hideout and forces a confession from Hardman, who warns Brave Bear. When the Indians attack the town, Tex and his men stampede the cattle ahead of them, and Tex saves Lucy and her father from their burning shelter. Hardman falls on his own knife and dies.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 5, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Open Range" by Zane Grey in Country Gentleman (Feb 1927).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,599ft (6 reels)

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