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Beatriz Michelena as Salomy Jane and William Nigh as Rufe Waters in the California Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC) production of Salomy Jane, 1914. In this scene, Salomy Jane insists Rufe Waters kill a man named Baldwin in order to prove his love for her. Based on a story by Bret Harte and adapted for the screen by Paul Armstrong, Salomy Jane stars Beatriz Michelena as the title character in this California Gold Rush era melodrama. It premiered in 1914 at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and was the first feature-length production by the CMPC. The CMPC was located in the Sun Valley neighborhood of San Rafael, Marin County, between 1914 and 1921. The studio produced 15 films, including Salomy Jane, which survives in its entirety in the Library of Congress archives.