Pioneer Trails (1923)

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A toddler is once again the sole survivor of an Indian massacre in this fanciful silent western produced by the Vitagraph Company. 4-year-old Jack Dale is raised by the kind Mrs. Salter (Virginia True Boardman) and grows into a fine young man known as Plains (Cullen Landis). Plains rescues a group of travellers from a runaway coach, falling in love with Rose Miller (Alice Calhoun) in the process. She, however, is betrothed to Blaney (Bertram Grassby), her father's business partner. When Rose pays too much attention to her rescuer, Plains, Blaney accuses the latter of a murder. With Rose's help, Plains clears his name, brings the true culprit to justice, and lives happily ever after. Despite co-starring in the very first all-talkie, Lights of New York (1928), Landis saw his screen career collapse soon after the changeover to sound. Calhoun was even less successful, appearing in only two sound films, the last a minor role in the 1934 gangster film Now I'll Tell.