Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
An American who has lived much of his life outside the country returns to Arizona for the first time in years and encounters villainy.
This was one of the few films in which Douglas Fairbanks did not perform most of his own stunts. Shortly after filming began he badly hurt his wrists while attempting a running mount of a horse; the animal got spooked and took off just as he was jumping on her. Veteran stuntman Richard Talmadge, who had previously doubled for Fairbanks in other films for stunts that the studio deemed too dangerous for him to perform, was hired as Fairbanks' stunt double for most of the stunts in this film.
At about 5:54 into the film, Richard Marshall IV throws well-worn Barber half dollars at the feet of townspeople imploring them to celebrate a newlywed couple. Minutes earlier, a title card identified the year as 1880. The Barber half dollar was first introduced into American coinage in 1892, twelve years after the scene depicted. The most likely half dollar he should have thrown was the Liberty-seated type.
"FOREWORD: Our thanks are gratefully expressed to government officials, tribal chiefs, and to the hundreds of picturesque Hopi Indians on their reservation near the Painted Desert of Arizona, who, in their savage way heartily welcomed us to their prehistoric villages and with primitive cheerfulness played an important part in this picture."