Clay Davis is a famous scout and hunter who accompanies Fremont on his expedition into California in 1846. These are the tumultuous days just preceding the conquest of the Golden State by ... See full summary »

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Will Owens - 1st Trapper
James Robert Chandler ...
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Palo Vasquez (as A.E. Garcia)
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Jose Morello - Isabel's Father
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Clay Davis is a famous scout and hunter who accompanies Fremont on his expedition into California in 1846. These are the tumultuous days just preceding the conquest of the Golden State by the Americans, and while Fremont and his command are in the vicinity of Monterey, word is received that the war is on and Gen. Kearney is marching up from the southwest to occupy the state. It becomes necessary for Fremont to dispatch Davis with a message to Kearney. The ride is a long and dangerous one. During its progress, Davis comes across a picnic party of Californians who are not yet aware that actual war exists, and he is welcomed into their midst with more or less courtesy. One of the party is the beautiful Isabel Morello of Monterey, and she and Davis fall in love. Before he continues on his secret mission, he is invited by her to rest at her father's house in Monterey. He is so attracted by her that he takes the chance. A ball is on at Don Morello's that night. Palo Vasquez, a Mexican army ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 August 1912 (USA)  »

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The plot is not fresh
15 January 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A story of early California just about the time the Gringos came. The plot deals with a love episode in which a frontiersman, Clay, rescues a senorita, Isabel Marello, from a forced marriage to a Mexican, her father's choice. The plot is not fresh, but the Selig players have not done much of this sort of thing lately, and it is very interesting. Hobart Bosworth, as Clay, looks very much like the Christ, as he played that part in "The Vision Beautiful," recently; but his kindliness of expression fits very well into the story. Phyllis Gordon plays the girl, and A.E. Garcia the Mexican. Wm. H. Stratton, as Chico, the Indian runner, deserves special notice for excellent work, even in a picture well played as a whole. F. Richardson and Anna Dodge play the heroine's parents. Henry Ennis and Rob Chandler are the trappers with Clay. Edward Philbrook is Kearney and Camille Astor is the Indian maid. There are two or three very pretty girls in the cast. The picture was written by Everett McNeil and produced by Fred Huntly. - The Moving Picture World, August 24, 1912


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