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Something New (1920)

Unrated | | Adventure, Western | October 1920 (USA)
A young woman visiting in Mexico is kidnapped by a gang of bandits, who drag her through the rugged wilderness to their hideout. She manages to leave word for her friend Bill, who knows the... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nell Shipman ... A Young Woman Writer
Bert Van Tuyle Bert Van Tuyle ... Bill Baxter - the Hero
L.M. Wells L.M. Wells ... Sid Bickley
Merrill McCormick Merrill McCormick ... Agrilla Gorgez - the Bandit (as William McCormick)
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Storyline

A young woman visiting in Mexico is kidnapped by a gang of bandits, who drag her through the rugged wilderness to their hideout. She manages to leave word for her friend Bill, who knows the country well. But when Bill cannot find a horse, his only available form of transportation is his roadster. Nevertheless, he is determined to come to her rescue, even though it means trying to drive the car across miles of rocky, broken terrain. Written by Snow Leopard

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Adventure | Western

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Trivia

Though the film was released in late 1920, the car has a 1919 California license plate, the last undated one issued. See more »

Quotes

A Young Woman Writer: [defiantly, to the pursuing Gorgez] You forget that I am an American!
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Alternate Versions

A restored version made from a tinted nitrate print at the UCLA Film and Television Archive was released for video by Milestone Films. It has an uncredited piano score and runs 57 minutes. The restoration was supervised by senior archivist D.J. Turner and done at the National Archives of Canada. See more »

Connections

Featured in Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) See more »

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Sure to be a hit with off-road fans
19 November 2001 | by UserD42See all my reviews

The plot is an old standby. A girl (Mell Shipman) is kidnapped by bandits and threatened with a Fate Worse Than Death. This standard plot serves as a framework for an astonishing extended off-road driving sequence. An ordinary 2-wheel-drive sedan is driven through progressively worse terrain including crawling over bolder strewn plains, along narrow ledges, and down crumbling sandhills. Basically, if you have seen it in a four-wheel-drive magazine, it is in this movie. No screaming heroin, Mell Shipman does about a third of the driving.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

October 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Что-то новое See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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