The Parson of Panamint


1916

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 3, 1916
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Pallas Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Parson of Panamint" by Peter B. Kyne in The Saturday Evening Post (20 Feb 1915).

Synopsis

The mayor of the wide-open Western town of Panamint decides that a church, and a parson to run it, might calm things down, and so he brings in Phillip Pharo from San Francisco. As soon as Philip arrives, the men who control the local gambling interests make plans to drive him out of town. "Chappie" Ellerton, who runs the roulette game, challenges Philip to play and after he accepts, on the condition that Chappie agree to attend services, the new parson has a long run of luck and wins the whole casino, which he converts into a church. Philip's enemies in Panamint report his gambling to the city church officials, who quickly defrock the parson. Feeling no bitterness, Philip quietly retires, and then, during a fire, loses his own life while rescuing one of the men who helped ruin him.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 3, 1916
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Pallas Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Parson of Panamint" by Peter B. Kyne in The Saturday Evening Post (20 Feb 1915).

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