The Bells of San Juan
'The Bells of San Juan ' Summary
Bells of San Juan is a 1922 American silent Western film directed by Scott Dunlap and starring Buck Jones. It was based on the Jackson Gregory novel The Bells of San Juan It was the first of five films where Claude Payton was cast alongside Jones.
Buck Jones plays Roderick Norton, a sheriff on a crusade to find and apprehend the man who murdered his father. Unable to restore order in the mining town where he is appointed, he loses favor with the townspeople. The villain, revealed to be Jim Garson and his gang make life miserable for Norton, culminating with the abduction of his girlfriend, frontier doctor Dorothy Page by Garson's henchmen the Rickard brothers, in order to entrap the hero. Roderick is successful in rescuing Dorothy, but in the process he suffers a head injury which changes his personality, turning him into a thief whom his friends are unable to trust. He is brought back to his old self through the medical ministrations of Dorothy, and is able to obtain a confession regarding the murder of his father from the Rickards, allowing the capture and arrest of Garson.
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