English intertitles WriterMonte M. Katterjohn, Gordon Rigby, Lew Lipton Release dateMay 4, 1925 (1925-05-04) CastClaire Windsor, Pat OMalley Written byMonte M. Katterjohn, Gordon Rigby, Lew Lipton Similar moviesThe Wrath of the Gods (1914), The Italian (1915), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929)
The white desert
The White Desert is a 1925 drama film directed by Reginald Barker. The film stars Claire Windsor and Pat O'Malley, with Robert Frazer, Frank Currier and Sōjin Kamiyama. It is written by Monte M. Katterjohn and Gordon Rigby. This 'B' movie was produced to keep the Loew circuit and other cinemas supplied.
A surviving film donated by MGM to George Eastman House.
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A melodrama about railroad builders.
Claire Windsor - Robinette
Pat O'Malley - Barry
Robert Frazer - Keith
Frank Currier - Saul MacFarlane
William Eugene - Foster
Roy Laidlaw - Engineer
Sōjin Kamiyama - Chinese Cook
Priscilla Bonner - Mrs. Foster
Snitz Edwards - Runt
Milton Ross - Doctor Carter
Matthew Betz - Buck Carson
The film was shot on Rollins Pass, Colorado, at the Corona townsite. Corona was a town dedicated to keeping the rail line open during the harsh winter, and was partially underground in a trench along the tracks, and under a snow shed.
The film was adapted from Denver author Courtney Ryley Cooper's book The White Desert (1922).