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By the Sun’s Rays
Also known as {By the Sun’s Ray}, {The Sun’s Rays}
(1914) American
B&W : Short film
Directed by (unknown)

Cast: Murdock MacQuarrie [Detective John Murdock], Lon Chaney [Frank Lawler], Seymour Hastings [John Davis], Agnes Vernon [Dora Davis], Dick Rosson [the bandit]

Nestor Film Company production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / [?] Nestor or Universal? production number 0619. This film is thought to be the earliest surviving Chaney film.

Drama: Western.

Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Horses - Criminals: Thieves - Gold - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Mirrors

Listing updated: 13 October 2006.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Spehr-American p. 100; Weaver-Twenty p. 76 : ClasIm-225 p. 27.

Home video: DVD.

 
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