The Sheriff of Hope Eternal (1921)
The Sheriff of Hope Eternal.
A Real Live Western Story
(Jack Hoxie and Bee Monson)
THE SHERIFF of HOPE ETERNAL
A Real Live Western Story
Featuring - JACK HOXIE
Directed by BEN WILSON
IN FIVE REELS
William Dyer and Maris Said
Jack Hoxie and Joseph Girard
DRIVER of the weekly stage coach, the only means of communication between Hope Eternal and the outside world, Drew Halliday is a person of some importance. On one of his trips he brings home Marybelle Sawyer, dughter of a much respected citizen of the town, who has been away attending a seminary. Marybelle and Drew become good friends on the long ride from the railroad. "Silk" Lowry, an unscrupulous Beau Brummel, attemps to assist Marybelle with her luggage, and offers to escort her home. Drew interferes, and "Silk" Lowry, laughed at by those present, swears vengeance on Drew. Arriving at her father's little cottage, they find him at the point of death, and the sick man exacts a promis from Drew that upon his death, Drew will take care of Marybelle.
"Silk," getting up false courage through liquor, is implored by Hela Marcale, to stop drinking. She recalls that drink was resonsible for a murder he committed in a town in a neighbouring state; but she is only rebuffed by Lowry. Drew goes to the Emporium, the town rendezvous, and while standing at the bar, sees Lowry approaching with his hand on his gun. As Lowry comes in, Drew suddenly covers him, makes him throw up his hands, and then announces to the patrons that he and Lowry are the best of friends, and the little stunt ended in laughter. Judge Clayton, who was present, and who has been for some time looking for a new sheriff of the town, elects Drew to the position on the spot. This incident only adds insult to injury in the eyes of "Silk" Lowry.
Drew and Marybelle having been married, are interrupted during the quiet evening at home by Judge Clayton's showing them a handbill
(Joesph Girard and Maris Sais)
calling for the arrest of "Kid Nebraska," wanted for breaking jail after being sentenced for murder. Marybelle instantly recognizes the picture of the fugitive as her brother Dick. While Drew is out on the case, Dick visits his sister, telling her of his innocence and asks that she immediately have Hela Marcale come to the house to prove his innocence. The judge, seeing Marybelle and her brother embracing each other, and not knowing the relationship, informs Drew of what has occurred, upon his return.
His suspicions aroused, drew leaves the house on a false pretext, and in his absence the ote is despatched to HelaMarcale, only to be intercepted by "Silk" Lowry, who calls at the house and tells Marybelle that he can place the blame for the murder of which her brother is accused, upon a certain woman. Drew returns to witness the scene, and it confirms his earlier suspicions. Hela Marcale, however, has overheard the
(William Dyer, Jack Hoxie and Bee Monson)
conversation between Lowry and Marybelle, and knowing she is the woman referred to, shoots and kills "Silk" Lowry. As Marybelle leaves her house with a drawn revolver. Drew comes round the corner of the house also, with his revolver drawn, and both suspect the other of being the murderer of Lowry. Drew takes the blame for the murder, gives himself up, and is hailed before Judge Clayton for trial.
Hela Marcale attempts a getaway, but while waiting on the couch, the horses are frightened, and a mad runaway is the result. Drew, hearing the disturbance, rushes out, mounts his horse and at the risk of his life, rescues Hela from imminent death. Appreciative of his bravery, she returns to the courtroom with him, and admits she killed "Silk" Lowry, and that he was guilty of the murder in the bordering state for which Marybelle's brother was imprisoned. The trial is
immediately called off, and Marybelle and Drew return to their little cottage to tell the good news to her brother.
"THE SHERIFF OF HOPE ETERNAL" is the latest feature of the famous series of western photoplays starring JACK HOXIE.
Jack Hoxie is a stage driver sho, because of total lack of
fear, is made the sheriff of the little community of Hope Eternal. This
picture has an unusual turn in the plot, inasmuch as he takes the blae for
a murder which he knows he is absolutely innocent of.
If you were looking in a mirror and you saw a man approach you with his hand on his gun, would you have the courage to outwit him? Jack Hoxie does.
From stage driver to sheriff and then accused of murder, are the steps taken by Jack Hoxie.
Jack Hoxie is supported by a very strong cast. Among them is the great favourite, MARIS SAID, who, this time, however discards the sombrero and riding costume of the cowgirl, and dons the silk nd satin of the vampire. Miss Said has role calling for real dramatic acting, and she easily lives up to her past reputation as one of our cleverest screen actresses.
"ANOTHER MAN'S BOOTS"
"THE TRIPLE CLUE"
Owned and Controlled Territorially for:
YORKSHIRE, LINCOLNSHIRE and THE FOUR NORTHERN COUNTIES:
Grams -- "MERFILM, LEEDS."
Jordison & Co, Ltd., Printers, London and Middlebrough.
This is a British program for the film, but it has advertising hints so maybe it was intended to sell the film to theater owners. -- Bruce
with Jack Hoxie, Marin Said and Bee Monson. Directed by Ben Wilson. Ben Wilson/Arrow.
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