The Crimson Challenge

The Crimson Challenge is a lost[1] 1922 American silent western drama film directed by Paul Powell and written by Vingie E. Roe and Beulah Marie Dix. The film stars Dorothy Dalton, Jack Mower, Will Walling, Howard Ralston, Clarence Burton, George Field, and Beulah Dark Cloud. The film was released on April 2, 1922, by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]

The Crimson Challenge
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Lobby card
Directed byPaul Powell
Screenplay byVingie E. Roe
Beulah Marie Dix
Produced byAdolph Zukor
StarringDorothy Dalton
Jack Mower
Will Walling
Howard Ralston
Clarence Burton
George Field
Beulah Dark Cloud
CinematographyHarry Perry
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 2, 1922 (1922-04-02)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Tharon Last (Dalton) is the daughter of Jim Last (Walling), the last man who led the settlers of the valley against the oppression of Basil "Buck" Courtrey (Campeau), whose rustlers terrorized the community. Courtrey admires Tharon, the only woman of the valley that he considers fit to be his mate, and murders her father to deprive her of his protection. Tharon swears revenge and becomes leader of the settlers, which results in a long struggle with many fights.



  1. ^ American Silent Feature Film Survival Database The Crimson Challenge
  2. ^ Hans J. Wollstein (2016). "The-Crimson-Challenge - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Crimson Challenge". Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "Reviews: The Crimson Challenge". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (17): 62. April 22, 1922.

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