Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Filmed in majestic Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, Utah, this Paramount Zane Grey Western starred Jack Holt as Nevada, a fugitive from justice left to die in the desert by his treacherous partner Bill Hall (Tom Santschi). Nevada is rescued by Ben Ide (Edmund Burns), a young rancher engaged to Ina Blaine (Arlette Marchal). Ina falls in love with the newcomer, but Nevada, out of gratitude to Ben, spurns her advances. Dejected, the girl falls into the clutches of Bill Hall, now an infamous rustler. Learning of Ina's plight, Nevada charges into Hall's stronghold, killing an associate of the villain (Christian J. Frank) along the way. Cornered by the rustlers, Nevada and Ina seek refuge on a mountain ledge where they are rescued by Ben and his posse. Nevada is cleared of all wrongdoings and, with Ben's blessings, proposes to Ina. Forlorn River, which author Grey published as a novel in 1927, was remade by Paramount in 1936 starring Larry "Buster" Crabbe. The characters of Nevada and Ben Ide also appeared in Nevada (1927) -- again directed by Waters -- and two remakes.
cowboy, love, romance, villain