Cinema: The New Pictures Nov. 19, 1923

Pioneer Trails. All normal children and those adults in whose mouths the taste of story book Indian blood is still strong will doubtless approve of Pioneer Trails. A masterly massacre is accomplished, in which a convoy of prairie schooners with their entire personnel, is wiped out. One small child escapes, to reappear 20 years later as the hero. Thereafter, the plot is simply a stencil, cut with the old familiar tools.

Alice Calhoun is the girl and makes the unfortunate error of too precise and obvious make-up for a simple, pioneer primrose. But the...

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