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House Peters as The Man and Beatriz Michelena in the title role, from the California Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC) production of Salomy Jane. The Man, a.k.a. Jack Dart, avenges his sister by killing her attacker. Salomy Jane feels pity for Dart and helps him flee from the town's vigilantes. 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. Some exterior shots, including this one, were filmed in Lagunitas, in west Marin County. The CMPC was located in the Sun Valley neighborhood of San Rafael, between 1914 and 1921. The studio produced 15 films, including Salomy Jane, which survives in its entirety in the Library of Congress archives.