The Mendez family, never having a child of their own, had raised the orphan daughter of an American ranger. Proud and arrogant themselves, they had tried to impart to their ward a spirit of... See full summary »

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Charley Dexter - Ranger
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Señorita Mendez
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Juan Cortez
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Señor Mendez
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Señora Mendez
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The Mendez family, never having a child of their own, had raised the orphan daughter of an American ranger. Proud and arrogant themselves, they had tried to impart to their ward a spirit of intolerance for all things, excepting family pride and traditions, but in this they had failed. The crisis came in Viola's life with the arrival of Juan Corte, a cousin of the family. Meeting the unsophisticated girl, he desires to have her for his wife. His suit is looked upon with great favor by her Spanish foster parents. But Viola startles them all by an indignant refusal. She steals out in the dead of night in an effort to escape and she becomes lost in the desert, where she is discovered by an American ranger, who places her on his horse and brings her to his camp. In the morning she tells him her story and he determines to shield her from her foster-parents and lay siege to her heart. Leaving her comfortable at the camp he goes out to hunt. When her absence is discovered, all is confusion ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 November 1912 (USA)  »

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