Black Hills (1929)

Run Time - 40 min.  |  
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Filmed on location in the hills of the Dakotas, The Black Hills was directed by Norman Dawn, just before he left America to pitch camp in Australia. The heroine, played by Susan Denis, inherits a lumber mill and a passel of trouble in the opening reel. Menaced by the villains, Denis is protected by George Chandler, a supposed drifter who turns out to be a detective. Meanwhile, Chandler falls in love with the camp cook, who turns out to be the real proprietress of the mill. Evidently the only characters not leading two lives are the heroine and the principal villain. Even at 40 minutes, The Black Hills moved at a snail's pace.

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criminal, danger, detective, drifter, infiltration, inheritance, investigation, love, police, romance