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A drama of the mountains of Switzerland.

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11 August 1909 (USA)  »

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Between love and duty
13 December 2014 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

An Essanay drama based upon the search of revenue officers for a certain illicit still. The deputy sent to investigate and discover the still falls in love with the daughter of the chief operator and dallies away two weeks without accomplishing anything, and would have done nothing then only he was called to account very sharply by his superior. The audience is treated to a series of interesting pictures, including some good scenery among the woods and mountains, a part of which is a cave in the rocks in which the still is located. The girl warns the deputy that he is discovered by the' operators and because she does this is turned out by her father. The deputy discovers her crying on a log in the woods, and the usual thing happens. He takes her back to her mother. Then comes his sharp reprimand and the information that his superior is coming to investigate. That complicates matters seriously and gives the deputy an opportunity to tell the girl he is going to do his duty. Then the girl does hers and warns the men that the marshals are after them. Her father escapes, but all the rest are captured in their cave. The climax comes when the deputy follows the girl and her father to their home and is about to put the handcuffs on him when she steps between. After considering for a moment he throws the handcuffs on the floor and tears off his badge and hurls it away from him, clasping the girl in his arms. This picture could well have been called between love and duty, for that is really what it amounts to at the end. - The Moving Picture World, August 21, 1909


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