The Parson of Panamint (1916)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Florid silent screen hero Dustin Farnum starred in this the first version of Peter B. Kyne's story of a California mining town. Farnum plays a San Francisco clergyman who is persuaded to build a church in the rough desert town of Panamint. The town's rougher elements resist the voice of God in the beginning but Parson Farnum had a way with not only words but also his fists. Farnum's wife, British actress Winifred Kingston co-starred as the amusingly named "Buckskin Liz." The story was remade in 1941 starring Joan Crawford's soon-to-be husband, Philip Terry.

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building, church, community, conflict, enemy, fire, flashback, history, mine, ruination, town