Jefferson Worth finds an orphaned child in the desert and raises her as his daughter, Barbara. When grown, Barbara is beloved by Abe Lee, the foreman of her father's ranch and company. When a rich land developer arrives with plans to irrigate the desert, Worth joins forces with him. The developer's foster son, Willard, falls for Barbara and a rivalry develops between him and Abe. The river is dammed, but the developer swindles the ranchers and refuses to reinforce the weakening dam, as he no longer needs it. An angry mob turns on Worth, Willard and Abe come near confrontation over Barbara, and all the time, that dam is getting weaker....
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What was the most eloquent word uttered in the language of the desert?
Did You Know?
At its premiere revival presentation at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on 11 May 1971, Vilma Bánky
was a no show, but the only two other surviving members of the cast, Clyde Cook
and Glen Walters
were present in the audience, along with other film notables. The organ accompaniment on the DVD is that of Gaylord Carter
actually recorded that evening during the presentation. See more
Sunk into the Earth like a great molten bowl, lay the desert - unconquered Empress of the Wilderness - beautiful - mysterious - merciless. A tawny siren, whispering promises of a Paradise beyond - crushing out the lives of men in its poisonous embrace.
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