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The Lost Legion of the Border (1917)

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Ronald Bradbury
Edward Clisbee
Frank Jonasson
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31 March 1917 (USA)  »

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Fourth release in Kalem's 'American Girl' series. See more »

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Followed by The Vulture of Skull Mountain (1917) See more »

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Many strong points and one weak one
21 July 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In Kalem's next two-reel release of "The American Girl" series, titled "The Lost Legion of the Border," Madge King (Marin Sais) becomes the central figure in a western story that has many strong points and one weak one. But there is enough action, enough stirring horsemanship, enough sustained interest and enough of the other elements that go toward making a good Western in the film to overlook the point in Frederick R. Bechdolt's story in which the girl fights an arranged gun duel with a bad man. As a whole the release is a good one. The story tells of the plan of the "squarest" highwayman in the West to form a republic of his own, whose inhabitants shall be all the old bandits west of the Rockies. But we do not learn what the "square" bandit's plans are until we have been brought through a screened story of considerable interest, and much action. Director James Home is to be complimented on the real western atmosphere he has gotten into this and other releases of the series. Besides Miss Sais, we see on the screen Frank Jonasson, Edward Hearn, Ronald Bradbury and Edward Clisbee. - The Moving Picture World, March 24, 1917


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