The Plunderer (1924 film)

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The Plunderer
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Directed by George Archainbaud
Written byDoty Hobart
Produced by William Fox
Starring Frank Mayo
Evelyn Brent
CinematographyJules Cronjager
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 30, 1924 (1924-03-30)
CountryUnited States
Languages Silent
English intertitles

The Plunderer is a 1924 American silent Western film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Frank Mayo and Evelyn Brent. An earlier version filmed in 1920 starred William Farnum. [1] The film is considered to be lost. [2]



As described in a film magazine review, [3] Richard Townsend goes West to develop his heritage, the unproductive Croix D'or gold mine. He and Bill Matthews, his trusty foreman, discover that the mine is bleing plundered of its gold by Bill Presbey, the owner of the adjacent claim and father of Joan. Richard loves Joan, and Matthews is in love with The Lily, the fair proprietor of the mining town honky-tonk. After several exciting episodes that include fights, a strike, the dynamiting of a dam, a fire, and a mine cave-in, love and virtue triumph. Presbey succumbs to his daughter's plea plus Matthews' fists and returns the stolen gold. The Lily reforms and everything points to happiness ever after for her and Bill as well as for Richard and Joan.


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  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Plunderer". Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  2. Kear, Lynn (2009). Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook . p.  141. ISBN   978-0-7864-4363-5.
  3. Cruikshank, Herbert K. (April 5, 1924). "Box Office Reviews: The Plunderer". Exhibitors Trade Review. New York: Exhibitors Review Publishing Corporation: 28. Retrieved November 3, 2022.PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .