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Chick Morrison

  • Apr 03, 1878 - Jun 20, 1924 (age 46)
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1924
Chick Morrison
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Chick Morrison

Chick Morrison passed away.
1922
White Eagle
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MovieJan 1, 1922

White Eagle

Two factions struggle to gain and keep possession of a pool of …
Two factions struggle to gain and keep possession of a pool of molten gold.
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1921
The Duke of Chimney Butte
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MovieDec 4, 1921

The Duke of Chimney Butte

Lambert, a young man out to …
Lambert, a young man out to make his fortune, is out west trying to sell a gadget that can peel potatoes, open cans, pull out nails and perform other handy tasks. He comes to a cattle ranch and runs into a group of cowboys eating supper. He impresses the cowboys so much that they make him their leader, and it's not long before he's hired by pretty young ranch manager Vesta Philbrook as her aide and bodyguard. "The Duke", as he's now called, falls in love with her and sets out to help her get rid of a gang of vicious cattle rustlers that are constantly raiding her ranch.
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Black Beauty
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MovieJan 1, 1921

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell's "autobiography" of a horse named Black Beauty is …
Anna Sewell's "autobiography" of a horse named Black Beauty is here expanded to include the adventures of the humans who surround the horse.
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1920
A Gamblin' Fool
MovieOct 2, 1920

A Gamblin' Fool

A Gamblin' Fool is a 1920 American short Western film released by …
A Gamblin' Fool is a 1920 American short Western film released by Universal Film Mfg. Co. (later to become Universal Pictures), written by Ford Beebe, directed by Leo D. Maloney and featuring Hoot Gibson.
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The Big Catch
MovieSep 25, 1920

The Big Catch

The Big Catch is a 1920 short Western film released by the …
The Big Catch is a 1920 short Western film released by the Universal Film Mfg. Co. (later to become Universal Pictures), written by Ford Beebe, directed by Leo D. Maloney and starring Hoot Gibson.
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1916
Immediate Lee
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MovieNov 13, 1916

Immediate Lee

Immediate Lee released.
Matchin' Jim
MovieSep 8, 1916

Matchin' Jim

Matchin' Jim released.
Nell Dale's Men Folks
MovieAug 25, 1916

Nell Dale's Men Folks

Nell Dale's Men Folks released.
1915
The Caveman
MovieNov 29, 1915

The Caveman

The Caveman is a lost 1915 silent film comedy directed by …
The Caveman is a lost 1915 silent film comedy directed by Theodore Marston and starring Robert Edeson. It was produced by the Vitagraph Company of America and is based on a 1911 stage play, The Caveman. Several of the scenes were filmed in the Homestead Steelworks.
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In the Heart of the Woods
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MovieMar 24, 1915

In the Heart of the Woods

Jack Daley, in an effort to forget …
Jack Daley, in an effort to forget his rejection by Miriam Stern, goes on a hunting trip to an abandoned cabin in the heart of the woods. Nance, the granddaughter of Ben Morgan, an old game warden, discovers that the abandoned cabin has a tenant. Nance, entering the cabin, makes herself at home and when Jack returns he finds her fast asleep in the bed. Unintentionally awakening her, she escapes before he can question her. Afterwards Nance makes frequent visits to the cabin and after rearranging the room, hides under the bed to discover if Jack will notice the difference. Jack is so absorbed in reading a letter from Miriam that he does not notice the difference in his room, an oversight which causes Nance to forcibly undo her work as soon as he goes out. Jack hears her throwing things about and returns. Nance reveals her jealousy of Miriam, whose picture she has seen Jack looking at, and rages at his lack of appreciation of her tidiness. First Jack reprimands her; this soothes her and she becomes repentant. Running home, Nance confides her troubles to her pet rabbit. Later Jack receives a telegram announcing Miriam's marriage, which so upsets him that when Nance arrives with her arms full of flowers, he brushes her aside and leaves her brokenhearted in the cabin. Becoming reckless as a result of the news he has received, Jack defies the signs prohibiting shooting and kills Nance's pet rabbit which had wandered away. Nance, hearing Jack's shot, finds him triumphing over his trophy. Crying over the loss of her pet, Nance refuses to be consoled, although Jack begs forgiveness. Thinking to replace the loss of her pet. Jack sends his dog together with a note stating if she needs him at any time to send the dog after him. As Nance is deciding if she will accept Jack's gift her grandfather is brought in by some hunter who had found the old man accidentally killed in the woods. The loss of her grandfather causes Nance to reconsider Jack's note and she sends the dog after him with the result that the lovers are reunited.
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1914
The Sower Reaps
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MovieDec 21, 1914

The Sower Reaps

On the occasion of the killing, in an accidental encounter, of Miser …
On the occasion of the killing, in an accidental encounter, of Miser Pike by Peter Pelham, the district attorney, who for years has been hounded by the sinister old man, the latter manages to divert suspicion to Ben Rolfe, the schoolmaster and his political rival, also involving Rolfe's worthless brother, Tim, in the affair. Ben, to shield Tim, who recently has robbed the miser of his hoard and therefore appears guilty, does not deny the charge Pelham has put upon him, though he escapes to another town. Tim is arrested by order of the district attorney, and a posse is sent after Ben, who is found and taken into custody by the sheriff. Meanwhile, Pelham has contrived to find in Pike's house certain incriminating papers, which for years the miser has held against him and used as a threat. He tells Laurel, Pike's daughter, that the papers will convict Ben Rolfe, whom she loves. The next day, however, at the inquest, the evidence being sifted thoroughly, Pelham breaks down and confesses.
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The Ingrate
MovieSep 30, 1914

The Ingrate

The Ingrate released.
The Certainty of Man
MovieApr 1, 1914

The Certainty of Man

The cock-sure deputy sheriff, through circumstantial evidence, …
The cock-sure deputy sheriff, through circumstantial evidence, places the positive guilt of a certain crime on a man he had previously esteemed a friend. His sworn testimony on the witness stand in the murder trial convicts this man, the foster-father of his sweetheart. The real murderer is a well-known bandit, who in an attempted hold-up kills the man whom at first he merely intended to rob. The deputy is called to another town to identify the man who has been severely wounded, and in him finds the real murdered who, on his death-bed, confesses to the crime. The deputy telegraphs the circumstances, having, as he thinks, ample time to prevent the execution of the law, which has decreed death on an innocent man. As he enters the room, a clock which has been set wrong by a boy who had also the cock-sure instinct that his watch was right and the clock wrong, shows the times as 3:23 and the execution had been set for 3:00. Without stopping to reason, the cock-sure man loses his nerve as he realizes he alone is responsible for the death of his former friend. He goes absolutely mad and rushes to the mountains. Meanwhile, the governor has received the wire in time to release the prisoner, who is returned safely to his home. The deputy wanders near his home town and even attempts to kill the girl he loves, but fortunately his reason is restored by the appearance of the man he had been instrumental in condemning and the girl he had always loved again comes into his life.
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The Call of the Traumerei
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MovieMar 9, 1914

The Call of the Traumerei

Calvin Demorest, a young artist …
Calvin Demorest, a young artist who is on the verge of a physical breakdown, is advised by his friend, Rizzio, an old music-master, to go to the country for a rest. Profiting by the advice, Calvin goes to the farm of a friend of Rizzio's, where he soon recovers and devotes his time to out-of-door sketching. One day, while out sketching, he meets Enid Sumner, a country maiden who is a natural violinist, and is captivated by her remarkable talent for music. Acquaintance, intimacy and love follow in natural order. He teaches, her to play "Traumerei" by whistling it for her and subsequently feels the power of her music over him when, attacked by her jealous country suitor, it arrests his hand in the act of violence. Calvin is finally called back to the city by a letter informing him of a legacy left him by his uncle, which is to be used only as a means to complete his study of art abroad. He leaves her at the old trysting place, but the strains of Traumerei calls him back for one more view of her and he sees a picture of despair and grief that imprints itself indelibly on his heart. After remaining abroad two years the memory of Enid grows dim and he becomes infatuated with Vera De Lys, an actress. Enid, in the meantime, goes to the city and becomes a pupil of Rizzio; her pride, however, forces her to remain silent in regard to her acquaintance with Calvin. Returning home from Europe, Calvin secures his old studio adjoining Rizzio's and, unaware of Enid's proximity, takes up his work with renewed energy and confidence. He produces many pictures, but to his dismay they are consistently rejected by the art dealers. Finally, his funds exhausted and feeling himself a failure, he destroys his work and sinks into a state of despair from which even Rizzio fails to rouse him with the announcement of the coming art exhibit. Enid, aware of Calvin's return, avoids him and finally decides to give up her music lessons through fear of an accidental meeting. She requests Rizzio to give her "Traumerei" as her last lesson and the day arrives coincident with Calvin's day of despair. The music of her violin reaches him in the room adjacent, as he sits brooding over a vial of acid, and stays his hand. He sees again the picture of despair and grief that he saw the day he left her and, snatching up brushes and palette, he produces the picture on canvas. At the exhibit the picture wins highest honors. Enid learns that she is remembered; Rizzio discovers the secret and Vera De Lys, the French actress, who is playing in America with her company, finds Calvin again. Feeling his old infatuation for Vera return, Calvin leaves the exhibit hall with her, sending a message back to Rizzio to meet them that evening at a certain cabaret. The message gives Rizzio an idea and he arranges with the manager of the cabaret for Enid to appear as an entertainer. That evening the call of the "Traumerei" again goes forth from Enid's violin and stills the noisy crowd. The call penetrates to a secluded nook, where Calvin and Vera have withdrawn, and reaches Calvin as he is about to succumb to his infatuation for the designing actress. Calvin answers the call, but Enid eludes him and disappears. He returns to his studio, where Rizzio again finds him in despair, but be quickly recovers and understands when Rizzio tells him to follow the call of the "Traumerei," it leads him back to the old trysting place, where he finds Enid waiting for him.
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The 'Pote Lariat' of the Flying A
MovieFeb 21, 1914

The 'Pote Lariat' of the Flying A

May West's uncle dies and …
May West's uncle dies and leaves her a ranch out west. She and her parents arrive at the ranch with Walter Crandall, an artist, and a European poet laureate, and are welcomed by the cowboys of the ranch, who are known as the roughest bunch of cowpunchers in the state. While on a tour of investigation with her guests, the poet is inspired by the scenic beauty of the landscape to extemporize a poem, which he recites with elaborate gestures. This makes a great impression on the cowboys, who have heard wonderful tales of the fabulous remuneration the poet receives for his verse. Buck Higgins is particularly impressed and decides he, too, will be a "pote lariat," and make enough money to buy a saloon, he having a great fondness for intoxicating beverages. The finer beauties of nature being a sealed book to Buck, he goes for inspiration to something he can understand and indites his first poem about "the big red stere." The other boys marvel at his poetic talent. May's gentle ways has won the heart of the boys; they worship the ground she walks on, and the indignation of Hank, the foreman, is great when Buck in an intoxicated condition attempts to intrude on her guests. May interferes as Hank is about to use rough tactics, and the gentle reproof she administers causes Buck to forswear liquor. On May's birthday the boys buy a bunch of flowers for her and have Buck write a "pome" to accompany it. Down deep in Buck's brain there is a feeling that with a woman age and beauty and subjects of great consequence as having an important bearing on her popularity. So he composes his crude poem with a view to tactfully allay May's fears on that score. May is pleased and gives the boys a half holiday and they start for town. Buck is obliged to remain to mend a broken saddle girth. Accompanied by May, Crandall goes out on the ranch to sketch a bit of landscape and on the way out, while lighting a cigarette, drops a lot of matches, which subsequently catch fire and start a small prairie blaze. As a result the cattle stampede and make for the spot where May and Crandall are sitting. Crandall, terrified, tries to escape without a thought for May. In the excitement he mounts May's horse, is thrown off and both horses run away. Their predicament is noticed by Buck, who is about to follow the other boys to town, and he rides to their rescue, letting May and Crandall have his pony and escape. Buck is trampled by the cattle and before he dies writes his last poem.
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Yellow Flame
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MovieFeb 18, 1914

Yellow Flame

Jim Condon, the sheriff, receives word that Yellow Flame has …
Jim Condon, the sheriff, receives word that Yellow Flame has been released from prison and is returning to the settlement. Yellow Flame, ill with an incurable disease, has begged to return to his childhood home. When he arrives he takes the trail to the desert and, sitting down beside an Indian grave, falls into a reverie in which he sees himself again as a young man, the favored suitor of Little Fawn. One day while buffalo bunting, be is attacked by Black Feather, also a suitor for the hand of Little Fawn and Yellow Flame falling in the water. Black Feather reports him drowned. Jim rescues Yellow Flame, takes him to his cabin and cares for him. Scouts report that the Indians are on the warpath and have cut the telegraph wires. Jim sends Yellow Flame with a note to the commander of the nearby fort soliciting his aid. On the trail Yellow Flame is seen by Black Feather, who shoots him, and Yellow Flame, falling unconscious. Black Feather thinks him dead and takes the note. While trying to rejoin the braves, Black Feather is seen by a couple of scouts belonging to the soldiers' provision train. They fire at him, wounding him mortally, but they are unable to find him, as he has retreated to a cave, where he dies. The soldiers, hearing the attack on the settlement, come to their aid. Yellow Flame, recovering consciousness, goes to the settlement and is denounced by Jim. When Yellow Flame comes out of his dream, he hears the call of the happy hunting ground and dies. Jack Hull, one of the settlers, while hunting sees a large snake, which he pursues to the cave, where he finds the skeleton with the note. He returns to the settlement, presents the note to Jim and all start out to find Yellow Flame. When they reach him he is dead and all feel much grieved over their wrong censorship of him.
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The Cricket on the Hearth
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MovieFeb 16, 1914

The Cricket on the Hearth

Caleb and Blind Bertha are …
Caleb and Blind Bertha are seen at work. John Perrybingle and his sweetheart, Dot, are seen at the May Pole dance. John takes Dot to see their future home. Old Tackleton, who wants Edward's sweetheart for his wife, is insulting in his action to May and is knocked down by Edward, who really fears he has killed him. This compels Edward to escape and we see Tackleton on his recovery avenging on the poor father the son's action. Caleb is rendered poorer and poorer, but through it all he maintains a stout heart in order to conceal the real situation of their poverty from his blind daughter. Dot and John are married and oh, what a wonderful baby Tilly Slowboy has to take care of, and my, how the cricket chirps in their happy home. May, to save her father, consents to marry old Tackleton, and we see them on the way to the church. Edward comes back, though, and old Tackleton turns out better than we thought. Edward and May are married and then what a homecoming they all have. And how happy old Caleb is to find his son has come home to him. And the cricket never stops his chirping. You know Dickens says, "To have a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing in all the world."
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O Mimi San
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MovieFeb 5, 1914

O Mimi San

The scenes of the story are laid in Japan during the last revolution …
The scenes of the story are laid in Japan during the last revolution in the late '60's. The Emperor is growing old and infirm. He has two sons, Yorotomo, the eldest, who will succeed to the throne, and his younger brother, Togowawa, who succeeds to the throne in the event of his elder brother's death. The Emperor, for reasons of state, betroths his eldest son to Sada San, daughter of the Prime Minister. The Chief Shogun, supposedly loyal to the emperor, covets the throne. He realizes the Japanese people would never permit him to ascend the throne himself, and he casts about for a dummy to occupy it. The Shogun calls upon the younger prince and unfolds his plan to kill the elder brother. Togowawa enters into the conspiracy and promises to aid the Shogun. The conspirators are overheard by a spy of the Emperor, who reports the plot. Yorotomo is sent away in disguise. During his sojourn he falls in love with Mimi San, daughter of the gardener of the summer cottage of the Mikado, who does not know that Yorotomo is a prince. The Mikado dies and Yorotomo is called to take the throne, and he is compelled to leave O Mimi San and marry Sada San.
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A New England Idyl
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MovieFeb 4, 1914

A New England Idyl

By the will of Armanda Brown. Rose Fownes, a girl of a New …
By the will of Armanda Brown. Rose Fownes, a girl of a New England village, is left the Brown fortune, providing she will marry Mrs. Brown's son, John, who has drifted to the city and has become infatuated with a chorus girl. When Rose sees at the time the will is read that John does not care for her, she resolves to forfeit the fortune by marrying the first man that asks her. Rose and her widowed mother have sacrificed a good deal to send Jim Fownes to a business college in the city. Jim rescues Ella Wynn, the chorus girl, from the hands of some ruffians, and immediately falls in love with her and marries her. He takes her home, much to the surprise of John Brown, who has been jilted by the girl and resolves to marry Rose. Rose feels that she has done John a great injustice when she sees that the girl her brother has married is in reality the girl whose picture she found in John's room. She apologizes to John and the picture closes with Rose in John's arms.
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A Blowout at Santa Banana
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MovieJan 26, 1914

A Blowout at Santa Banana

Wall-Eyed Pete, Curly …
Wall-Eyed Pete, Curly Whiskerlegs and Rattlesnake Pete, known as the three guardsmen, get in bad with three pretty waitresses by misinterpreting the girls' request of the amorous trio that they "ask Aunt first." They ask the unattractive aunts - and are accepted at the aunts. To escape the aunts, they eagerly accept the job of driving 60 miles across the desert to Tombstone, to fetch a ton of fireworks for the projected Fourth of July celebration at Santa Banana. The Amusement Committee warns them that they must not waste the city's funds on liquor and gambling. Arriving in Tombstone, they protect one another from the allurements of rye and poker, and start home with the fireworks, after the storekeeper, has smuggled a demijohn aboard with his compliments. The guardsmen are warned by Capt. Wheeler's Rangers that the bandits are on the road. In a gulch the outfit is overtaken by twenty bandits. After a fight the guardsmen are captured. The bandits discover the firewater and hold an orgy around the campfire close to the explosives. That night Wall-Eyed Pete wheedles the Lone Guard into letting him smoke a cheroot. With it he burns the thongs from Curly's wrists, and, after setting fire to the wagon, they escape on one horse. The air is filled with a dazzling pyrotechnic display, which drives the drunken bandits in every direction. Next day the three guardsmen meet the rangers and send them back after the bandits. Meantime, at Santa Banana the Fourth of July celebration languishes, the crowd loudly demanding fireworks as advertised. The Committee, deciding that the guardsmen are off on a drunk, send a gun-man after them. He brings them in. Their tale of heroic daring is scoffed at. On the plea that the three guardsmen owe it to the town to make good by furnishing some sort of celebration, the Committee on Amusements decide to lynch them "to make a Roman holiday." The three bellicose aunts rush to the rescue of the unhappy heroes. Thus intimidated, the Committee gallantly waive the point, confer with the parson and decide to change the punishment. The horrified guardsmen are given their choice of marrying the aunts on the spot or being lynched. After a vain appeal to the still haughty girls, the boys ungallantly chose hanging, whereupon the outraged aunts attack the guardsmen. The nieces start to interpose but the ruction is interrupted by the entrance of Wheeler's rangers, bringing a string of captive bandits, who make signs that they still see sky-rockets and pin wheels. Explanations and apologies follow, and the boys are hailed as heroes. The girls relent and the right sort of wedding ensues, to the huge delight of the whole assembled population of Santa Banana.
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Destinies Fulfilled
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MovieJan 12, 1914

Destinies Fulfilled

Back in '65 there was an old Southern fire eater, Pennington, and his …
Back in '65 there was an old Southern fire eater, Pennington, and his daughter, Lucille, fell in love with Carr who was then a lieutenant in the small Yankee force that arrived in their city at the base of the mountains. When the confederacy fell, Pennington fled into the mountains with his daughter, rather than submit and there buried himself in the same place where Carr now lived with Rosemary. Several years passed and Lucille did not forget Carr, her Yankee lover. It was then that fate brought them together and old Pennington finally consented to the marriage, exacting a promise from Carr, not to take Lucille away from him and her mountain home. But with the birth of her daughter Rosemary, there came death to Lucille. The shock proved too much to the already weakened heart of the old man, and the double tragedy resulted in the weakening of Carr's mind. Thus the storekeeper tells of Rosemary and her father. Rosemary has a lover in Luke, a rough looking mountaineer, and he views the advent of Frank with suspicion. When Frank follows Rosemary and wins her love in a pretty nook of the stream, Luke is an unseen witness and hurries to persuade Carr that Frank seeks to take Rosemary away from him and the mountains. But Rosemary, frightened at the strange flurry in her heart, fled to her home in the woods and Frank, following, escapes Carr and the jealous Luke. At the house, Rosemary, seeking to make herself attractive for this new lover of hers, remembers an old trunk containing the clothes of the mother she has never seen. There are many of us who think the girls of our mother's time or our grandmother's time, were sweeter than the girls of today. At any rate, when Rosemary, brought up in the atmosphere of fifty years ago, and preserved in the mountains from contact of the outside world, unearths her mother's clothes, Frank finds in her indeed a girl of the sixties. She finally consents to elope with Frank, as the effect of the sight of her in her mother's clothes upon her father, badly frightens her and she and Frank succeed in eluding Luke and the now wildly crazed Carr. Rosemary, however, is not meant for the city life or modern life, and there comes a longing for the mountains. Luke has persuaded Carr to go to the city with him to wreak vengeance on Frank, but his plan miscarries, because the sight of Uncle Sam's uniform carries the mind of Carr back to his own days in the army and restores his memory, so he no longer concurs in the plans of Luke. When Frank realizes the longings of Rosemary and takes her back to the mountains, Luke quickly takes advantage of the opportunity to be avenged upon Frank, but Carr, now in his right mind, disposes of Luke for once and for all. Frank and Rosemary, in the old nook at the stream, find that the renewal of love is very sweet.
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1913
The Rose of San Juan
MovieDec 27, 1913

The Rose of San Juan

Ben Cameron, a young Southerner from Virginia, goes to …
Ben Cameron, a young Southerner from Virginia, goes to California in the early fifties to take up government land. As he enters the little city of San Juan he finds upon the road a starving Spanish peon, Ozozco. Moved by his physical condition, Cameron takes the boy to his home, passing the Mission in the town of San Juan, where a Padre of the Mission is talking to Ines, the rose of her fair California. Love at first sight dominates, and at the fandango that night, Cameron again meets the beautiful Ines, proving her champion when an insulting drunken Spaniard attempts to trespass upon the freedom of the girl Ines. Land grabbers everywhere cause great distress to the Spaniards, who kill at sight all gringos thieving or taking their lands unlawfully. To avenge himself, the drunken Spaniard causes a raid upon the privacy of Cameron, who is in the act of questioning a number of land grabbers, who are about to make a wholesome raid upon the little village of San Juan. Cameron, captured by the order of the commandant, is doomed to be shot when Ozozco, proving a friend in need, crawls to the stacked muskets and replaces the good cartridges with blanks. Cameron, when shot, falls as if dead and so escapes by the aid of the faithful Ozozco and his sweetheart. Standing on the mountain peak, Cameron holding his sweetheart, now his wife, in his arms, looks over the state they are now leaving for a new world beyond.
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His First Case
MovieDec 11, 1913

His First Case

Don McDonald, a young law graduate who lacks nothing but clients, …
Don McDonald, a young law graduate who lacks nothing but clients, looks ahead with more than professional interest to the securing of business, since the father of his sweetheart, Clara Johnson, has decreed that the young folks shall not marry until Don wins his first case in court. How great his sense of responsibility, therefore, when it comes to pass that his very first case is the defense of Johnson himself against a charge of murder. Johnson's trouble comes about through his playing poker all night with a couple of sharpers. At sunrise, fleeced of all his money and even his watch, he falls asleep in his chair. In a quarrel over a division of the spoils, one of the crooks shoots and kills the other. He throws the blame upon Johnson, and at the latter's trial swears Johnson did the deed to get even for the loss of his money. By a clever ruse, however, Don tears his story to pieces, frees Johnson, and according to the latter's word, gets the girl.
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American Born
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MovieDec 1, 1913

American Born

The dying mother, tells her only child, an orphan, of the wealth and …
The dying mother, tells her only child, an orphan, of the wealth and power of her family and of her royal blood. Guided by the honesty of an old Indian servant, Dorothy, known in America as Pepita, the orphan, goes to Europe to see for the first time her relatives. It is in the House of Danvers that she first meets Richard Danvers, the elder son of the Earl of Danvers. It is a case of love at first sight. The Earl of Danvers does not depend solely upon his heritage, being an inventor of great ability. His invention of a new X-ray machine is, in the opening part of the story, unsuccessful. This, combined with the degeneracy of his younger son, brings failure and ruin to the respected Earl of Danvers and his family. Richard, the elder son, is engaged to Dorothy, and is forced, through financial ruin, to break the engagement. He goes to America to seek his fortune in the mines. Dorothy's great love for Richard and her wonderful knowledge of the big American country Richard is going to, prompts her to follow her sweetheart. She engages passage on the same steamer and boards the same train, unbeknown to her lover. She precedes him in the big open country, and changing her pretty traveling dress for the picturesque Indian dress of her girlhood days, she encounters many thrilling experiences. Upon Richard's arrival in the mining country, he purchases an outfit to try his luck as a prospector, and at a psychological moment confronts Dorothy fighting for her life in the hands of a Western desperado. Richard, breaking into the door of the cabin, saves Dorothy, known only as Pepita. Dorothy at no time gives any sign of recognition to Richard. Love dominates and the finale brings the lovers together in their English estates, success to the Earl of Danvers in his invention and the degeneracy of the younger son strengthens and develops into supreme manhood.
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Calamity Anne's Dream
MovieNov 22, 1913

Calamity Anne's Dream

When at last her eyes grew …
When at last her eyes grew dim from the long strain of reading the pictures in an illustrated treatise on the Cannibal Islands, Calamity cast aside the book and settled down for the night on her bunk of straw. Soon she is is in the land of Nod and not unlike the child, her active but unconscious mind is making pictures of the happenings on Cannibal Islands. Her manner of getting there is natural enough for one of her type, but furnishes thrills not entirely anticipated. She is marooned and after an indefinite drifting about lands on the island where she is venerated by natives. Her experiences are numerous as they are grotesque and will form a highly interesting entertainment. The climax comes when she rescues one of the native women and her child and is about to escape to sea in a rowboat when she awakens with the report of her 11-calibre gun, which she has fired in imaginary self-defense.
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The Tale of the Ticker
MovieNov 20, 1913

The Tale of the Ticker

Tom Burns, a broker's clerk, …
Tom Burns, a broker's clerk, falls in love with his employer's daughter, Edith, but realizes their positions are too far apart to hope. Edith is beloved by Wilson, her father's private secretary. Although she likes him at first, her heart soon turns to Tom. She invites the young clerk to her birthday party. He sends her a bunch of violets, which she wears that night, disposing of Wilson's gift of a handsome bracelet, Wilson proposes and is refused. He becomes jealous of the preference shown Tom and vows vengeance. By ruining Edith's father he hopes to punish the girl and throw Tom out of a good position. But Tom receives an unexpected legacy and unknown to his employer, saves the day. Wilson is nonplussed at the failure of his plans. Edith becomes piqued at Tom's slowness and encourages his rival the hope of bringing him to a declaration. Tom misunderstands. Edith's father learns of Wilson's perfidy and Tom's noble sacrifice and divining the cause of Edith's unhappiness, hits upon a scheme. Feigning that he is near death as the result of an accident he sends for both Tom and Edith. Expressing a dying wish that they marry, Edith and Tom agree and the ceremony is just completed as Wilson enters. Surprise and chagrin show in his face, but he is quietly informed and his perfidy is known and given notice that his services are no longer required. Tom is then appointed Wilson's successor and the amount of his legacy restored. Then to cap the climax, papa reveals that his illness was all a ruse to bring about speedy termination of the unhappiness of the young couple.
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In the Mountains of Virginia
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MovieOct 25, 1913

In the Mountains of Virginia

Handsome Dr. Morse goes to …
Handsome Dr. Morse goes to the mountains of Virginia for his vacation. He stops at the cabin of an old moonshiner, Tom Vernon. Vernon's charming daughter, Ida, and the doctor not only become very warm friends in a very abort time, but soon develop a very marked infatuation for each other. As there appears to be no valid reason for Vernon interposing objection, he readily consents. But Jeff Hardy, an old sweetheart of Ida's, becomes extremely jealous and plots to rid himself of his successful rival. He forges a communication purporting to be sent by the chief of revenue officers to Dr. Morse and plants this in the doctor's coat pocket. At the same time he leaves an anonymous communication for Vernon, accusing Dr. Morse of being a government officer. A search of the doctor's effects reveals the planted letter. Accordingly he is taken in charge by Vernon and Hardy and brought to trial before the moonshiner's court. His fate is sealed, but through a daring feat he escapes without serious injury. In wending his way through the woods he passes a cabin, at the door of which he finds the prostrate form of a woman. Despite the great danger to himself, he carries the woman into the cabin and ministers to her wants. While thus engaged, Hardy enters and it proves that the afflicted woman is Hardy's mother. The doctor sends him to the Vernon home for his medicine case and after an all-night vigil and strenuous work on the part of the doctor Mrs. Hardy resuscitates and progresses nicely. For this kindly deed Jeff Hardy is very grateful to the doctor and his first act is to write a letter to Vernon confessing his plot which was prompted by his own love for Ida Vernon. Cleared of the suspicion against him, Vernon readily consents to the marriage of the doctor and Ida.
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Hidden Treasure Ranch
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MovieOct 20, 1913

Hidden Treasure Ranch

For years old man Potters had …
For years old man Potters had been tolerated by the townsfolk, living with one and the other as had the accommodations, but all humoring the the old man's petty hobby of a hidden treasure. The story spread to such an extent that the place became known as the "Hidden Treasure Ranch." This news attracts a spiritualistic medium, with the appellation of Ferdinand Del Garno. The ranchmen, Zeke Wilson and Bud Chester, are in love with the nieces of David Dalton and progressing very nicely as love makers until the redoubtable medium makes his appearance. By chance he learns of the location of the treasure and invites his adversaries to the formal unearthing. At the same time old Potter regains his memory and he makes his appearance to claim the treasure after the medium has uncovered it. For his trouble, however, he has won the lasting affection of Meena Weeks and the boys are left to their own regrets, which they take out upon each other in a rather emphatic manner.
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Calamity Anne, Heroine
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MovieSep 15, 1913

Calamity Anne, Heroine

Calamity Anne is trudging …
Calamity Anne is trudging along the country road with her burro in tow. Tommy gets stubborn and refuses to travel further until he gets something to eat. The tactics amuse an auto party passing along and a little girl of the party furnishes a banana for Tommy. Calamity and the girl become friends and upon receiving the card from the girl's father, Calamity promises to call at the home. The automobile party passes two tramps who recognize the millionaire and his daughter, whom they have contemplated kidnapping. They follow the auto and kidnap the child from her home, while the maid and her sweetheart are engrossed in their lovemaking. In the meantime Calamity finds the tramps' camp and enjoys their untouched meal. After being refreshed she journeys on and meets the young lover in search of the child. She recognizes him as an old friend. He tells his trouble and Calamity finds it is the little girl she has learned to love. The tramps hide the child in a deserted barn. Calamity rescues her and captures the tramps. The child wants Calamity to stay with her, but the beautiful home is too much for poor Calamity. She climbs out of the window to find out how poor Tommy is and spies the lovers in distress because they haven't the money to get married. She puts her arms around them, gives them her reward she receives for finding the child and tells them to be happy.
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The Scapegoat
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MovieJul 28, 1913

The Scapegoat

John Fordyce and Alwyn Jasper are the two bank clerks who cannot …
John Fordyce and Alwyn Jasper are the two bank clerks who cannot resist the temptation of using their employer's funds in an effort to enrich themselves. Both young men are in love with Beauty Van Sant. John meets with favor. When by chance Jasper detects the defalcations of John, he works on the latter's sense of honor and pride so that the latter deems himself unworthy of the affections of the girl. Jasper makes good the shortage by further dishonest methods. John, on the other hand, confides to Beauty the crime he has committed and the noble spirit of Jasper in appreciation of which he breaks his engagement and allows Jasper to plead and win his cause. Jasper continues his dishonesty, but cleverly weaves a circumstantial case against John, so that when the exposure comes, John, feeling himself under obligations to Jasper, pleads guilty to the charge of forgery, and is sentenced to five years of penal servitude. After four years of hard labor, John is paroled for good behavior. At Jasper's home the death of the only child and his indifference to home ties do not enhance matrimonial bliss. Jasper dies as the result of an accident, but on his death bed makes a confession completely vindicating John. Beauty seeks the prison warden in an effort to make amends to John, but he has already been liberated. Her life's occupation is now to find John, and because of her failure, attaches herself to a rescue mission, where, after patient waiting, her diligence is awarded by discerning in a veritable wreck the man who, because of his love for her had made such inestimable sacrifices. At her home later the two read the confession of Jasper, and both come to a stronger realization of the kindly hand of fate.
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Quicksands
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MovieJun 30, 1913

Quicksands

Frank, in love with Helen Hubbard, lives beyond his means in …
Frank, in love with Helen Hubbard, lives beyond his means in order to buy her costly presents. He works for her father. His own father is in danger of disgrace owing to financial troubles, and Frank steals from his employer to assist his parents. Then to recoup, he plays the market with some more ill-gotten money and loses. He thought it was Hubbard's tip that he was playing. He gets work on a schooner sailing for the South Pacific. A mutiny springs up and he is marooned with the captain. After many days of hardships their little boat comes to an island, but too late to save the captain. Frank meets the missionary and his daughter, Ruth. A man plus a girl plus a paradise of an island equals love. At home Helen sells all of Frank's presents and pays her father back all that Frank had taken. Then she waits. A year passes. The call of the white man is heavy on Frank; the new life is too exotic. Ruth has never known any other life and cannot understand his desire to get "home." The semi-annual boat comes to their island and the call of home becomes a passion. Ruth, seeing this, tells him to return; she will be happy in his happiness. He does, even though her heart breaks. At home he finds his debt squared and Helen engaged to Warren. One night he follows a strange man into his former office. Thinking it to be a burglar, he telephones the police and to Hubbard. Then the burglar's hat falls off and Frank recognizes him as Warren and decides to save him for Helen's sake. Warren was taking the money to cover a defalcation. The police and Hubbard with Helen are heard coming, so there is no escape. Frank makes up the deficit in the safe from his own resources, and then pretends that Warren has captured him. Frank is spared by Helen's pleadings. She guesses the truth, and Warren has been taught a severe lesson. The call of the tropics and an Island Paradise are strong and Frank returns to Ruth.
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1912
The Power of Love
MovieDec 19, 1912

The Power of Love

Old Captain Blount, having retired from the sea, has taken his …
Old Captain Blount, having retired from the sea, has taken his abode among the fishermen on the coast in order to be near the ocean. As a captain, he had been tyrannical, and now, no longer having a crew to dominate, he tries to direct the lives of his two daughters in much the same manner as he would handle mutiny. Among the young fishermen, Bob Newcomer has found favor with the old "salt" and when he expressed a desire to marry the captain's oldest daughter, Martha, the father told her to prepare to wed the fisherman. Upon a cliff ranch, two young cowboys, Jack Woomer and Pete Neville, are employed. They had met Martha and Mabel Blount and had learned to love them. Bob Newcomer discovers this and notifies the old captain. Together, they interrupt one of the meetings and the father upbraids his daughters. But the cowboys are not without resource. They go to the village where they secure licenses and then await the arrival of the circuit-riding minister, who makes periodical trips in the vicinity. On the day of his arrival they secure his service and calling the girls are married in the open air. Again the suspicions Newcomer has been watching and hurrying to the captain tells him of the marriages of his two daughters. Pete Neville and his bride start down to interview the irate father and procure his forgiveness, when Newcomer raises his gun and kills the young bridegroom. Startled at the sound of firing, Jack Woomer and his newly made wife hurry down and come upon the tragedy. Newcomer and the captain have called a number of fishermen and they take Martha from the young husband by force and promise him the same fate that Neville received if he ever comes that way again. Woomer returns to the ranch and calls on the cattlemen to return with him and avenge the death of their pal. They start for the beach and are soon engaged in conflict. Mabel, crazed with grief over the death of her husband, wanders away to the treacherous rocks in the ocean. While the conflict is on, Martha sees her husband on the cliffs and hurries to join them, followed by the ever-watchful Newcomer. Woomer and Newcomer fight and Woomer succeeds in throwing his adversary over the cliffs. Reunited, the husband and wife return to her father's home and put an end to the useless warfare, but they are too late. The old captain had fought his last fight and they find him lying in the doorway. Sick at heart they wander towards the beach, seeking Mabel and at an ebb tide they find her where the treacherous ocean had thrown her, for she has gone to join her husband in the land beyond.
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The Greaser and the Weakling
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MovieSep 2, 1912

The Greaser and the Weakling

On the death of Mrs. Burgess, …
On the death of Mrs. Burgess, her two daughters came home from the East. The ranch foreman paid his respects to the widow, and incidentally lost his heart to pretty Mabel. Claudine, the other sister, found herself beset by Jim Bradley, but little suspected that Jim was the victim of a cunning Mexican's tongue. They planned-Jim and the Mexican- to marry the girls and obtain control of the ranch.
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The Wedding Dress
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MovieMay 6, 1912

The Wedding Dress

The crowd swarmed out of the little Baptist church. Miss Betty …
The crowd swarmed out of the little Baptist church. Miss Betty Bartlett, just turned thirty-eight, hesitated, glanced timidly around among her friends and seeing the slightly stooped form of Bob Plummer joining the throng at the foot of the step, swung hastily in the opposite direction. She looked longingly down the shaded avenue, glanced with a sigh at the finger that had borne an engagement ring for ten long years. A vision came--a vision of herself and Bob Plummer ten years ago when he had place that ring with a kiss on the third finger of her left hand, promising that when he had saved enough he would claim her. But, while the memory lingered in Bob's heart, the long expected ship never arrived. There were wild scenes at the post-office the following day. Old Zeb Winters eyed with much curiosity the long, white envelope that bore the name of a prominent legal firm in the far East. He had it--"Miss Betty's an heiress!" The news spread. Little Miss Williams, waving the envelope above her head, proclaimed the fact broadcast. Bob Plummer listened with wonder. Miss Williams told the glad news. She was followed shortly by Zeb Winters, who soon found an opportunity to declare his matrimonial aspirations. The first visitors in ten years pleased and delighted Miss Betty, but it was not until Bob Plummer, hanging in the outskirts of the little cottage arrived that she was really happy. And Bob finally proposed. Two weeks of domestic bliss followed. Then a second envelope arrived from the legal firm. They opened it together. It read: "Thanks for your prompt reply." No mention of a heritage! Bob was dumbfounded and Betty much surprised at his strange actions. When Bob inquired about the inheritance, Betty was even more surprised. She knew nothing of a legacy. Then it suddenly dawned upon her why Bob had married her and why all these recent visitors. Bob left the house and walked into the garden. When he returned the battle was over. He found a note of farewell from Betty and hurried into the garden, where all accounts were squared.
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1911
The Circular Fence
MovieSep 25, 1911

The Circular Fence

Jack Stevens, a young man from New York, is spending a short …
Jack Stevens, a young man from New York, is spending a short vacation at the Housetop I Ranch, owned by Mrs. Elliott, a widow. The cowboys treat him cordially and the widow's daughter, Elsie, is his constant companion. The boys start for the round-up and Jack expresses a wish to Elsie to see this interesting phase of Western life. His opportunity comes some time later, when Mrs. Elliott asks him to take the money for the pay roll to the foreman at the round-up. En route, he passes through the town and sees a sign posted by the Sheriff, offering $5000 reward for the capture of Rattlesnake Ike, a dangerous bandit that has been terrorizing the ranchmen of the country. After a conversation with the sheriff, Jack is given a map of a short cut to the camp. He starts out again and follows a fence as indicated in the map. A half-hour later, he is back at his starting point. Puzzled, he places his handkerchief on a post near the gate and once more completes the circuit of the circular fence, coming back to the gate. He passes through the gate, making his way to a hut to study his map and get his bearings. Rattlesnake Ike, hidden among some rocks, sees the stranger pass, and follows him with the intention of robbing him. Jack arrives at the hut, and hanging his gun on his saddle, gets his pack and starts to open it. Rattlesnake Ike comes up and engages him in conversation. Jack asks him the way to the round-up, explaining that he has the pay roll. Ike covers him with his gun, and robbing him of the money and map, escapes on Jack's horse. He rides back over the trail and inadvertently gets inside the circular fence. Like his predecessor, he makes the circuit of the fence, coming back to his starting point. He hangs Jack's gun on the gate and starts out again. Jack, making his way back over the trail on foot, finds the gun hanging on the gate, and securing it, conceals himself, knowing that when Ike has completed the circuit, he will surely pass the place again. Twenty minutes later he holds up the thief and recovers the money. He then forces Rattlesnake Ike to enter the noose of the lasso and starts for town at a brisk trot and Ike is compelled to follow. When Jack arrives in town he turns over his prisoner to the sheriff, and is much surprised to learn that his erstwhile bandit is the notorious Rattlesnake Ike and that he has earned the $5,000 reward. Elsie Elliott is very much pleased with his exploit, and agrees to become Mrs. Jack Stevens.
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1910
He Met the Champion
MovieSep 14, 1910

He Met the Champion

Willie Nutt, an aspirant to athletic honors, thinks he sees some …
Willie Nutt, an aspirant to athletic honors, thinks he sees some easy money when he reads Professor Brawn's notice in the lobby of a theater offering $100 to anyone who will put him on his back. Willie resolves to make a try, and passing a book store observes in the window a volume labeled, "How to Wrestle." No sooner seen than bought, and Willie immediately goes into training. Willie reads the book as he walks home, and becomes interested in the passage, "grab your opponent by the calf of the left leg and force him on his knee." Willie wants to experiment, and a passing Chinaman, with a bundle of wash on his back, is the victim. The two are soon struggling together, and a lively match ensues until the Chinaman breaks away and runs down the street yelling "murder" and "police." Willie's next victim is an automobilist, stretched out under his machine, hammering at a loose bolt. Willie drags the chauffeur from under the machine, throws down a blanket for a mat and proceeds to lay about the surprised fellow for all he is worth. The autoist resents the attack, however, and Willie is somewhat the worse for the encounter when he is kicked on his way. Willie's other victims are a chap scrubbing a walk, a woman beating a carpet and a young fellow washing windows. Willie gets off comparatively easy with the two former, but when the window washer gets him he hurls him through the window onto a dining table, demolishing an excellent repast. He does not linger long, however, but is hurled out the window again, bruised and sore. After other adventures Willie feels he has had sufficient training and goes to the theater to meet the champion. When the usual invitation is extended the audience, Willie is on his feet and with his valuable book in his hand goes to meet the champion. The following scene is one of the funniest ever. Willie constantly consults his book, and is an easy mark for the big wrestler. The latter finally takes him by the neck, hurls him around his head several times and deposits him on the mat, flat on his back. After some time Willie is able to arise and then and there makes the solemn resolve: "Never again!"
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The Deputy's Love
MovieAug 27, 1910

The Deputy's Love

Bob Dean, the deputy sheriff of Tonopah County, has fallen in …
Bob Dean, the deputy sheriff of Tonopah County, has fallen in love with Nance O'Brien, a bewitching little western maid, whose brother, as he supposes, works a claim on a neighboring hillside. Previous to a love scene between the sheriff and the maid a strange incident has happened which will arouse a suspicious thought in our minds as to whether or not Nance is as innocent of evil-doing as her frank face and guiltless eyes would suggest. In the first place, Nance, dressed in her brother's clothes, and Walt, her brother, ride up to their house, dismount and enter. Nance is seen for a brief moment removing her masculine make-up, which reveals her identity as a very beautiful western girl. Later Bob Dean rides up, and after a love scene with Nance, presents her with a pair of riding gloves. Finally he kisses her and rides away. Next we are shown Nance and her brother preparing for another mysterious journey. Nance again dons the man's clothes and both ride cautiously away. In a lonesome place on the mountain trail they pull up their horses and listen. Down the canyon is heard the rumbling approach of the mail stagecoach. A moment later the two are in and ambush with their horses pulled well out of sight. A few moments pass and the coach, with the driver flipping his whip, comes into view. The holdup is successful, as all the occupants are taken unaware, and scrambling out at the robbers' commands are relieved of their jewelry. A strong box, suggestive of a quantity of bullion, is also removed and the driver is ordered to go on. Further down the road the excited crowd of tourists insists on the driver cutting loose one of the lead horses and sending for help, and some time later Dean, the deputy, is notified of the robbery. A posse is organized and the trail of the escaping duo is found. Nance and her brother hear the sound of the hurrying hoofs and decide to separate, and thus throw the party off their trail. The girl arrives home, having safely eluded pursuit, but her brother is not so lucky. Dean traces him to the door of the stable, enters and covers the man with his gun. It is then that Dean obtains evidence of Nance's guilt when he finds the suit of men's clothes and the gloves with which he had presented her. Desiring to test her further, Dean covertly empties the shells from his revolver and replacing it in his holster drags O'Brien into the house where Nance is waiting for her brother to return. The incident that follows is highly dramatic. Nance wrests Dean's pistol from his belt, aims it at him and pulls the trigger. It is empty, of course, and Dean, seizing his former sweetheart's wrist, locks her to her brother and leads them out.
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The Mexican's Faith
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MovieFeb 26, 1910

The Mexican's Faith

Tony Perez, a Mexican cowpuncher, is driven from the ranch where he …
Tony Perez, a Mexican cowpuncher, is driven from the ranch where he is employed for some misdemeanor or other, and after vainly endeavoring to find work, tries the gate of Dan Farman's ranch, "The Mosquito," and applies for a job. His hard luck story rings true and old Dan, who is of a charitable turn, puts the Mexican to work. Alice Farman, the daughter and "flower of the ranch," is in love with Nat Michaels, the ranch foreman. Perez, who has seen Alice from time to time, becomes deeply infatuated with the girl, and one day when he encounters her alone, he voices his passionate love. The girl shakes her head and scorns him. Perez then insults the girl and attempts to kiss her. A darkey servant, who has been near, sees this, and running to the bunkhouse, summons a number of cowboys. Alice, raging with indignation, tells them that the Mexican had insulted her. The mounted cowboys ask where Perez has gone and when she indicates that he has run to his cabin, they ride off in that direction, telling her they will attend to the "dirty greaser." An hour later they return, with the despairing Mexican their prisoner. He is lashed to hitching post, while one of the cowboys summons Alice. The Mexican is sentenced to a fearful horse-whipping and Alice is invited to administer the lashes, but she revolts against this brutal treatment. The Mexican begs for mercy and finally she forces the cowboys to release him. Perez is immediately reformed and becomes a most faithful and valuable servant. Several weeks elapse and Dick Chalmers, an easterner, arrives at the ranch. He falls in love with Alice, but each proposal he makes is refused by her. The girl at last is forced to confess to her fiancé the annoying attentions paid her by Chalmers, and Michaels, very indignant, tells her that he will make short work of the easterner if he persist in his insults toward her. Chalmers, who is "black" clean through, resolves to have Alice at any price. He engages a Mexican greaser to help him and together they kidnap the girl and carry her to a deserted cabin. Tony Perez, however, has followed them to the cabin and overpowering the Mexican, who is acting as sentinel at the door, rushes into the shack in time to spare Alice from any further indignities at the hands of Chalmers. Perez's knife flashes and would have made quick work of Chalmers had Alice not interfered. Tony understands and draws back, slipping the knife into its sheath. Then Chalmers, realizing his narrow escape, hastily rises and slinks out of the cabin. Tony sinks on his knee and kisses the girl's hand. He has kept the faith.
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1878
Chick Morrison
BirthApril 1878

Chick Morrison

Chick Morrison was born.
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