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Peg o' the Movies (1913)

Short | Drama

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Peg was a good girl, and a pretty girl. Stephen thought so, and Stephen knew, because he was a very clever young man. For a long while he had been very deeply in love with Peg, and he wanted her to marry him very much. But Peg refused. To begin with, she had to take care of her little sisters. Then again there was her father, who drank as no self-respecting fish would ever think of doing. Mrs. Martel, one of Peg's friends, was employed in a motion picture studio. At her suggestion Peg called at the studio and interviewed the manager. Her good looks and her manner impressed the manager, and he offered her an immediate engagement, which Peg accepted, despite the vehement protests of Stephen. Stephen angered at Peg's disregard of his wishes accepted a position with a bridge-building company in the far West, and left her with a bare note of farewell. Peg's chance to make a success came very shortly after she joined the company. The leading lady flatly refused to act in a certain scene on account of the danger involved. Peg begged to be allowed to try, and made an immediate and remarkable success of the part. In a short time she was playing "leads" regularly, generally with George Mackey, the handsome young leading man of the company. So natural and spontaneous was her acting, that when the management sent a company into the West to take a few feature pictures, they had no hesitation in selecting Peg for leading woman. Meanwhile. Stephen had become very lonely. One night, he chanced to drop into a motion picture theater in the little Western town, and saw Peg in George Mackey's arms. The next night he went to see it again, and learned that the picture had been sent to the next town, thirty miles away. So Stephen rode over to the next town. On the way back he came upon Peg and the picture company in the act of taking a picture representing an Indian uprising. As it happened the company needed a man very badly who could ride well. For Peg's sake, Stephen consented to take the part. But when, during the rehearsal, he was obliged to save Peg from the Indians, Stephen forgot he was playing a part, and rode out on the long trail with the heroine of the pictures clasped tightly in his arms,
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