Cinema: Testament

By day, sand-bitten old Clark Alvord prospected in the sere Nevada hills, trudged the desert studying Indian lore, managed the post office and a general store in the desert town of Nelson (pop. 17). By night he liked to write friendly compliments to his favorite film star, Marion Davies, whose pictures he frequently drove the 40 rough miles to Las Vegas to see. Fortnight ago Prospector Alvord died, and last week his will was read. To his kin went 45% of his estate, to Actress Davies the rest. The estate: $1,000 cash, money...

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