The Man from Funeral Range
Cast & Crew
When prospector Harry Webb returns to town from the Funeral Range, he falls in love with cabaret singer Janice Williams. Mark Brenton, an unscrupulous lawyer, lures Janice to his room but is shot by his jealous former sweetheart Dixie. Harry, rushing into the room, believes that Janice is guilty and assumes the blame in order to shield her. During the trial, Brenton's partner, Frank Beekman, holds Janice prisoner to prevent her from testifying; consequently, Harry is convicted and sentenced to death. En route to prison, Harry escapes into the desert, and some time later, he returns to town to sell one of his mines to Freddie Leighton. Despite Harry's disguise, Beekman recognizes him, and when they fight, a gun is discharged, mortally wounding Dixie who has been standing behind a screen. Before her death, she confesses that she killed Brenton, which clears Harry's name and allows him finally to marry Janice.
The name of the author of the play May have originally appeared as Ernest Wilkes instead of W. Ernest Wilkes.