A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)

Genres - Romance, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Reportedly, director Cecil B. DeMille and leading lady Mary Pickford did not see eye to eye during the making of this lavish Western melodrama filmed on location among the giant redwoods in northern California. "Little Mary" actually plays a female her own age this time (maybe that was the trouble) as a young woman whose father is killed in an Indian raid. Pickford falls for a dashing outlaw (Elliott Dexter), whom she later frees after his inevitable capture by persuading the sheriff (Walter Long) that she is pregnant. Amazingly, the ruse works and they are allowed to plan a future together in freedom.

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attack, bad-guy, capture, claim, father, freedom, girl, gold, gold-rush, help, killing, love, Native-American, outlaw [Western], pregnancy, romance, sheriff, silence, treasure, woman