Important note: This is not a film review. I hope to be able to find and 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 and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. 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.
When prospector Harry Webb ( Wallace Reid ) returns to town from the Funeral Range, he falls in love with cabaret singer Janice Williams ( Ann Little ). Mark Brenton ( George McDaniel ), an unscrupulous lawyer, lures Janice to his room but is shot by his jealous former sweetheart Dixie ( Lottie Pickford ). Harry, rushing into the room, believes that Janice is guilty and assumes the blame in order to shield her. During the trial, Brenton's partner, Frank Beekman ( Tully Marshall ), holds Janice prisoner to prevent her from testifying; consequently, Harry is convicted and sentenced to death. En route to prison, Harry escapes into the desert, and some time later, he returns to town to sell one of his mines to Freddie Leighton ( Phil Ainsworth ). Despite Harry's disguise, Beekman recognizes him, and when they fight, a gun is discharged, mortally wounding Dixie who has been standing behind a screen. Before her death, she confesses that she killed Brenton, which clears Harry's name and allows him finally to marry Janice.
This 1918 silent melodrama was produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, starring Wallace Reid, Ann Little, Tully Marshall, and Lottie Pickford. The survival status of The Man from Funeral Range (1918) is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives. A tragic loss for silent cinema.
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