By the Sun’s Rays (extra on The Penalty DVD (Kino Video, 2001)). [Category: Early Film & TV]

In this mystery Western, Lon Chaney plays the employee of a mining company who is in cahoots with a band of outlaws to steal shipments of gold. A detective from the company eventually discovers his secret and also prevents him from despoiling the honor of a pretty female employee. This is lively and fun, with good storytelling for its time. A 1914 Universal film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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