~Out Of The Dust~
1920
~Promotional Photograph from The California Theater
to promote the screening of "Out of the Dust," in 1920~
~Plot Synopsis~
John Evans tells his grandson about the exciting days of '75 in the West. At Fort Sheridan, Captain
Evans fights the Indians of the plains, while his wife Martha grows bored of the monotonous life at
the fort. One day, while Evans is helping to rescue a wagon train surrounded by Indians, Martha
elopes with trapper Brett Arnold. When Evans returns, he resigns from the army and takes his
young son Jimmie to Montana, where he becomes a ranch foreman. Martha, who immediately
became disgusted with the drunken Arnold and jumped from their stagecoach during their
elopement, now sings in dance halls to earn a living. A year later, when Evans -- who has kept away
from women -- and Jimmie are in Red Butte for trading, Jimmie's dog runs into a saloon. Jimmie
follows and finds his mother. After Evans thrashes Arnold, who also has found Martha, Jimmie
reunites his parents.

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed & Written by: John P. McCarthy
~Cast~

Russell Simpson ...  Captain John Evans, U.S.A.
Dorcas Matthews ...  Martha Evans
Robert McKim ...  Brett Arnold
Francis Powers ...  Sergeant Burnns, U.S.A.
Pat Moore ...  Jimmie Evans
Bert Sprotte ...  Dan Maacklier
Michael D. Moore ...  Evans' Grandchild (as Master Mickey Moore)
Eunice Woodruff ...  Undetermined Role
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: McCarthy Picture Productions

Released by: Apex Film Company

Cinematography by: Victor Milner
Assistant Director: Fred Gabourie
Art Titles: Ferdinand P. Earle        
Supervisor: John P. McCarthy

Length: 6-7 Reels
Released: January 1920