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The earliest surviving film featuring Lon Chaney in a major role, By the Sun's Ray's was but one of several 2-reel westerns starring the florid Murdock MacQuarrie. MacQuarrie plays a detective investigating a series of gold shipment robberies. Along the way, he falls for a mine superintendent's pretty daughter (Agnes Vernon), much to the dismay of a sullen mine office clerk (Chaney), who is also smitten with the girl...

  1. Charles Giblyn


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  1. Murdock MacQuarrie

    Murdock MacQuarrie

    John Murdock, the Detective

  2. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney

    Frank Lawler, the Clerk

  3. Seymour Hastings

    John Davis - Supt. of Mines

  4. Agnes Vernon

    Dora Davis - John's Daughter

  5. Richard Rosson

    Richard Rosson

    The Bandit (as Dick Rosson)

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By the Sun's Rays


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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 21, 1914


Original Language English

Runtime 0h 11m

Budget -

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