Riders of the Purple Sage


56m 1925

Brief Synopsis

When Lew Walters and his three henchmen kidnap Millie and her child, her brother Jim Carson sets out to find her. Now known as Jim Lassiter, he kills the three henchman. In Cottonwood County he joins up with rancher Jane Witherspoon in her fight against the rustling Riders of the Purple Sage. The crooked County Judge is Dyer, who unknown to Lassiter is really Lew Walters.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 15, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey (New York, 1912).

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,578ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

When a lawyer named Lew Walters is run out of town, he abducts Millie Erne and her daughter and forces them to accompany him. Millie's brother, Jim Lassiter, is a Texas Ranger who then dedicates his life to tracking down Walters. During his search for the lawyer, Lassiter becomes ramrod on Jane Withersteen's big spread, where he befriends a young cowboy, Venters. Venters later goes after an outlaw gang and captures its leader, who turns out to be a beautiful young woman with whom he falls in love. Finally Jane tells Lassiter that the man he is hunting is now a local judge known as Dyer. Lassiter walks into Dyer's courtroom and picks him off with deadly precision. A posse is formed, and Lassiter and Jane are forced to flee, finally taking refuge on a plateau. The only approach to their hiding place is by a set of stairs cut into the side of the cliff; and when Lassiter rolls down a boulder from the heights to block the pursuer's path, he and Jane are trapped there for life, a prospect neither finds displeasing.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 15, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey (New York, 1912).

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,578ft (6 reels)

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For information on other film adaptations of Zane Grey's novel, please consult the entry for the 1918 Fox release of the same title, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring William Farnum (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20).