The Showdown


1928

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 25, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Wildcat by Houston Branch (New York, 26 Nov 1921).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,616ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Cardan, a wildcat oil driller, looks after Sibyl Shelton when her husband leaves camp in the Mexican jungle to inspect some oil property. Also remaining behind are three men, all searching for oil and wealth: Kilgore, Sibyl's brother-in-law, considered a weakling and a coward; Winter, a field scout for a big oil company; and Pickerell, a schemer. In Shelton's absence, Sibyl suffers a nervous breakdown caused by the heat, the jungle, the loneliness, and the men, of whose presence she is only too aware. Finally she throws herself at Cardan, the only one of the three who has not tried to seduce her. His love for her makes him step aside when her husband returns.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 25, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Wildcat by Houston Branch (New York, 26 Nov 1921).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,616ft (8 reels)

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