~The Flaming Crisis~
1924
~Plot Synopsis~
An obscure all-black silent western from small-scale producer Lawrence Goldman, The Flaming Crisis
features Calvin Nicholson as Robert Mason, a crusading newspaperman falsely convicted of murdering
prominent labor leader Mark Leithier (Henry Dixon). Making a daring escape from prison, Mason heads
west where he falls in love with cowgirl Tex Miller (Dorothy Dunbar). She is also desired by Buck Conley
(Talford White), a notorious outlaw known as the "Night Terror." Conley discovers Mason's real identity
but, according to a surviving review from Billboard, "something big and entirely unexpected happens,
which brings happiness to the lovers." Now apparently lost, this potentially interesting western
melodrama premiered in May of 1924 in, of all places, Kansas City, MO. Leading lady Dorothy Dunbar
was not the white actress of the same name.

Plot Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
~Cast~

Calvin Nicholson
Dorothy Dunbar
Talford White
Henry Dixon
Mark Lethler
Kathryn Sherman
Marie Chester
Arthur Yeargan
William Butler
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Monarch Productions (I)

Distribution Company: Mesco Productions

Produced by: Lawrence Goldman
Film Editing by: William H. Grimes

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Mintues
Released: August 21, 1924
Directed by:
William H. Grimes
Leo C. Popkin

Written by: William H. Grimes