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Jordan Is a Hard Road (1915)

A bandit reforms himself and gives up his baby into better hands. Years later, he attempts to reunite with his daughter without revealing who he is.

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Bill Minden
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Mrs. Findlay
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Mark Sheldon
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Jim Starbuck
Mabel Wiles ...
Lady Alicia Fairfax
Fred Burns ...
McMahon Man
Lester Perry ...
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Jim Kid ...
McMahon Man
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Pete Findley
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A bandit reforms himself and gives up his baby into better hands. Years later, he attempts to reunite with his daughter without revealing who he is. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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19 December 1915 (USA)  »

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Director Allan Dwan hired famed evangelist Billy Sunday to preach a real-life revival meeting in a tent in Hollywood. He filmed the attendees and intercut these shots with shots of actor Frank Campeau acting the part of a preacher. See more »

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Jordan Is a Hard Road (1915) - Unknown ?
4 August 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is my ambition to add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.

On the eve of his arrest for robbery, Bill Milden ( Frank Campeau ) sends Cora, his baby daughter, to stay with Mrs. Findlay ( Sarah Truax ) in Askatoon. As Bill continues on his course of crime and incarceration, Cora ( Dorothy Gish ) grows up under the strict direction of Mrs. Findlay, ignorant of her father's existence. After he attends a rousing revival meeting in which his now grown daughter is performing, Bill is reformed and decides to settle in Askatoon. He deposits a large sum of his ill-gotten money in the town bank, transforms the inn into a temperance hotel and moves the still ignorant Cora in with him. To help Cora win the heart of Mark Sheldon ( Owen Moore ), an English prospector, Bill announces he will invest $50,000 in Sheldon's new mine. When Bill's money is stolen in a bank robbery, however, he enacts a final daring train robbery. As he turns the cash over to Sheldon, Bill nobly shoots himself and then dies in Cora's arms.

This 1915 silent drama was produced by the Fine Arts Film Company, directed by Allan Dwan, with a cast of silent films stars including Dorothy Gish, Frank Campeau, Sarah Truax and Owen Moore. The survival status of Jordan Is a Hard Road is listed as unknown.


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