By the Sun's Rays
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By the Sun's Rays
The earliest surviving film featuring Lon Chaney in a major role, By the Sun's Ray's was but one of several westerns starring the florid Murdock MacQuarrie. MacQuarrie plays a detective investigating a series of gold shipment robberies. Along the way, he falls for a mine superintendent's pretty daughter (Agnes Vernon), much to the dismay of a sullen mine office clerk (Chaney), who is also smitten with the girl. The clerk is actually a member of the outlaw gang and uses a mirror to signal his associates. It is the mirror that eventually gives the gang away. This picture was released… More