A shot during a struggle, and Frank Morrison is branded with the mark of Cain, but by his own efforts the real murderer is discovered.
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Brinsley Shaw ...
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William A. Russell
John B. O'Brien
Fred Church
Victor Potel
Chick Morrison
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Will and Frank Morrison, brothers, are working their mother's extensive ranch and while Frank is manly and upright, Will is a dissipated gambler and drunkard. The first scene opens showing Frank, Will and their mother at breakfast. Frank rises hurriedly and goes out to the barn to saddle his horse, while Will lingers over his meal, then slips out of the house. We find him next meeting with a little crowd of roystering cowboys, who drag him into the saloon and make him buy the drinks. Here Faro Nan, a dissolute habitué of the place, persuades Will to also buy her a drink. A little flirtation follows which is interrupted by Jesse Gibbs, gambler and fancier of Nan, which ends in a fight, interrupted by the entrance of Frank who drags Will from the place, makes him mount and rides home with him. With a sound lecture for his dissolute ways Frank orders Will into the house to stay there. Will enters but finds his mother's purse, slips out a few dollars and is about to leave when his mother ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The film abounds in thrills
10 October 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The story of two brothers, one of the highest type of manhood, the other a drunkard and gambler. A love story with jealousy enters into it. The novel feature of the film lies in the fact that the jealous man kills the ne'er-do-well while the two brothers are engaged in a struggle. But this triumph is short, since he is forced to his knees and there made to confess that he did the shooting. The film abounds in thrills, and affords opportunity to develop some dramatic situations. At the same time it is a cowboy picture, introducing almost the same types as have characterized these films since the first one was produced. - The Moving Picture World, December 24, 1910


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