~The Escape~
1926
~Autrey Portrait of Barbara Starr & Jane Arden~
~Plot Synopsis~
Based on an original story by the prolific L. V. Jefferson, this minor silent Western featured Colorado
cowboy Pete Morrison as a ranch hand falsely accused of robbing the stage. With the assistance of his
girlfriend, Barbara Starr, Morrison goes in search of the true culprit, the slick Bruce Gordon. Produced in
assembly-line fashion by Universal and directed by veteran comic Milburn Morante, The Escape, like
almost all Morrison Westerns, was thoroughly geared to audiences in the hinterlands. Morrison survived
the sound revolution but was reduced to playing henchmen. He retired in 1935 to take up ranching near
his hometown of Morrison, Colorado.

Plot Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Milburn Morante

Written by:
L.V. Jefferson - story
Frank S. Beresford - scenario
~Cast~

Pete Morrison ...  Johnny Bowers
Barbara Starr ...  Evelyn Grant
Frank Norcross ...  Jeremiah Grant
Bruce Gordon ...  Howard Breen
Elmer Dewey ...  Silas Peele
Jane Arden ...  Flossie Lane
Tex Young ...  Manuel Estrada
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Universal Pictures

Producer: Carl Laemmle
Cinematography by: Jack Young

Length: 5 Reels
Released: June 6, 1926