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Desperate Trails
(1921) American
B&W : Five reels / 4577 feet
Directed by Jack Ford (John Ford)

Cast: Harry Carey [Bart Carson], Irene Rich [Mrs. Walker], Georgie Stone [Dannie Boy], Helen Field [Carrie], Edward Coxen (Ed Coxen) [Walter A. Walker], Barbara la Marr [Lady Lou], George Siegmann [Sheriff Price], Charles E. Insley [‘Doc’ Higgins]

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [Special Attraction]. / Scenario by Elliott J. Clawson, from the short story “Christmas Eve at Pilot Butte” by Courtney Ryley Cooper. Cinematography by Harry Fowler and Robert De Grasse. Presented by Carl Laemmle. / © 11 June 1921 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP16667]. Released June 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: Christmas Eve at Pilot Butte.

Drama: Western.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.1301.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Fugitives - Holidays: Christmas - Infidelity - Revenge - Vengeance

Listing updated: 18 March 2007.

References: AFI-F2 n. F2.1301; Edmonds-BigU p. 116; Gallagher-Ford pp. 24, 49, 50; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 37; Sinclair-Ford pp. 30, 233.

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