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Men of the Desert (1917) - Lost Silent ?
30 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Jack ( Jack Gardner ), a nomadic cowboy, wanders into a town torn apart by a feud between the cattlemen and sheep-men. When Jack criticizes the sheriff's lack of interest in ending the feud, the lawman hands him a badge and challenges him to do better. Jack accepts the challenge and arrests the murderer of one of the sheepherders. The murderer's companions, the Flying O cowboys, immediately storm the jail and rescue him, and in the fight, Jack is critically wounded. May ( Ruth King ), a cattleman's daughter, finds Jack half dead and hides him in a hut where she nurses him back to health. Meanwhile, the cattlemen, led by Mason ( Carl Stockdale ), discover Jack's hideout and attack. May rides across the desert in search of aid and returns with the sheepherders in time to save Jack's life. Jack and May's wedding on the battleground then unites the sheepherders and the cattle ranchers and restores order to the town.

This 1917 silent western/drama was produced by the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company and may now be a lost silent film.


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