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Vow of Vengeance (1923)/Lost film

September 8th, 2011 by Anne Richardson · No Comments · 1920's, Lost film, Oregon film, Oregon film old definition, Oregon location (primary)

Mute testimony to Portland’s silent film industry, this lost film was shot in Beaverton and Portland.

Here’s the best available synopsis, from TCM:

“… hero swears to avenge murder of his ‘pal.’ The trail takes him to the Mexican border. He wrongly suspects father of girl he has fallen in love with, but the real murderer turns up at the head of gang of cattle rustlers, and hero captures him.” ( Motion Picture News Booking Guide, 4:71, Apr 1923.)

IMDB adds the fascinating information that one of the leads, the hero or  the murderer, take your pick, was played by Edward Everett Horton.

I predict some day in the future we will know much more about the silent films produced by Oregonians in Oregon. For right now, we know very little.

I hereby claim Vow of Vengeance as an Oregon film, on the basis of the location shooting.

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