Man from Funeral Range (1918)

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The combination of Wallace Reid and director Walter Edwards might suggest a light comedy, but this picture, based on a play by Ernest Wilkes, is anything but. While out West, prospector Harry Webb (Reid) makes enemies of a con artist, Mark Brenton (George McDaniel) and the con's crooked lawyer, Frank Beekman (Tully Marshall). Jack goes to the city and meets singer Janice Williams (Ann Little) in a cabaret. They become engaged, but Brenton also has designs on her. He tricks her into going to a room to meet with him, and Webb, hearing of the scheme, follows. What he finds when he gets there is Brenton on the floor, dead, and Janice holding a gun. To protect Janice, he immediately claims responsibility for the crime, although Janice swears that another woman shot Brenton through the door. Beekman makes sure Webb is convicted, but Webb escapes and is assumed dead. Years later, he reappears and winds up at a hotel where Janice is singing. He also runs into Beekman and a life and death struggle takes place. A gun goes off and a woman, Dixie (Lottie Pickford -- yes, sister of silent superstar Mary) falls. But before she dies, she admits that she killed Brenton out of jealousy. So Webb is once again a free man and is able to reunite with Janice.