The Heritage of the Desert (1924)

Pioneer rancher August Naab finds easterner Jack Hare in the desert and takes him home. There, Mescal, Naab's Spanish-Indian ward, cares for and falls in love with Jack though she is ... See full summary »

Director:

Irvin Willat

Writers:

Zane Grey (novel), Albert S. Le Vino

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bebe Daniels ... Mescal
Ernest Torrence ... August Naab
Noah Beery ... Holderness
Lloyd Hughes ... Jack Hare
Anne Schaefer ... Mrs. Naab> (as Ann Schaeffer)
Jim Mason ... Snap Naab (as James Mason)
Richard Neill ... Dene (as Richard R. Neill)
Tom London ... Dave Naab (as Leonard Clapham)
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Storyline

Pioneer rancher August Naab finds easterner Jack Hare in the desert and takes him home. There, Mescal, Naab's Spanish-Indian ward, cares for and falls in love with Jack though she is betrothed to Naab's wayward son, Snap. To avoid marrying Snap, Mescal flees to the desert and there is captured by desert pirate Mal Holderness, a ruthless man who is seeking to control the water rights of the surrounding area by buying or seizing the local ranches. Because Naab has refused to sell, Holderness begins a feud, taking Mescal prisoner and killing Snap, the prospective bridegroom, who has followed Mescal into the desert. As the leader of the law-abiding community, Naab, with a group of sympathetic Indians, burns down the neighboring town serving as a hideout for Holderness and his gang. Mescal is rescued and returned to Jack. Written by Pamela Short

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Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Daring horsemanship, thrilling fights, a romantic love story, magnificent outdoor scenery, a perfect story and cast---in "The Heritage of the Desert." It's no wonder this picture puts all other Western Features in the shade.

Genres:

Romance | Western

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Præriens pionerer See more »

Filming Locations:

Lee's Ferry, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (one sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The on-location crew for this film number 200 persons, including cast, technicians and a tribe of Navajo. See more »

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