The Law of the Range (1911)

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Advertised as "A Western from the West," this one-reel melodrama starring newcomer Harold Lockwood was probably the first to be filmed in Hollywood by that community's first permanent movie company, Nestor. The story closely parallels Lockwood's film debut, Edwin S. Porter's A White Redman (1911). Lockwood befriends an Indian, who later returns the favor by saving him from a lynching. Headquartered in the former Blondeau's Tavern at Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street in Hollywood, Nestor had three companies working simultaneously: one filming Westerns directed by Milton J. Fahrney, one producing dramas under the direction of Thomas Ricketts, and Al Christie's comedy troupe.