Yosemite Trail (1922)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this creaky, old-fashioned melodrama, Dustin Farnum plays a man who is too heroic to be believed. Two cousins, good guy Jim Thorpe (Farnum) and bad guy Ned Henderson (Walter McGrail) are in love with the same girl, Eve Marsham (Irene Rich). Even though Henderson comes out the loser when they draw to see who gets to propose first, he slips in ahead of Thorpe and Eve accepts. Thorpe leaves for Peru, and when he returns a year later, he finds that Eve is being horribly mistreated by Henderson, who has also become a bandit. When he is suspected of robbing a stage coach, Henderson sees that Thorpe is arrested for the crime. The self-sacrificing Thorpe is willing to hang for his cousin's deed, but Henderson is shot, and as he dies, he reveals that he is the guilty one. With the wicked Henderson out of the way, Eve and Thorpe are able to be together. The trade papers were usually careful when they panned a film, but The Film Daily advised exhibitors, "Your folks will have to like Dustin Farnum awfully well to put up with the poor story....A good comedy would help you out in case they don't like the feature."

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abuse, confession [criminal], frame-up, love, marriage, nephew, robbery, stagecoach, uncle