A Man in the Open

A Man in the Open 1919

Sailor Jesse, shipwrecked off the Texas coast, naively becomes involved with a cattle rustler. Because the sheriff believes in his innocence, Jesse finds work as a cowboy, but soon becomes infatuated with Polly, the medium for fake hypnotist Bull Brooks, and marries her. When he learns that Polly married to win a bet, Jesse attempts to take her from the town's influences to open spaces, but Brooks falsely reports that she killed herself rather than go.

  • Released: 1919-02-23
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Western
  • Stars: Dustin Farnum, Herschel Mayall, Lamar Johnstone, Joseph J. Dowling, Claire Du Brey, Irene Rich
  • Director: Ernest C. Warde