Land Just over Yonder (1916)

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This subpar western involves two prospectors, "Billy Boy" King (George N. Chesbro) and Toyiable Tom Jennings (Arthur N. Millett). They make a big strike, netting them a half million dollars, which they take to the nearest boom town to celebrate. Against Jennings' advice, Billy marries a quarter-breed woman (Jane Vernon), who proves to be unfaithful. She takes as much of Billy's money as she can get her hands on and gives it to her lover, county assessor McAlpin (George Best). Billy catches the two trying to elope, and after a fight, he leaves McAlpin lying in the desert and takes his wayward wife home. McAlpin dies and Billy is convicted of murder and sentenced to die. Jennings, who has been appointed sheriff, is forced to take his old friend to be executed, but instead gets the governor to give him a pardon. This was originally a story in the Saturday Evening Post by Peter B. Kyne.