The story opens showing Frank Halsted, proprietor of the "Three-Star Gambling Palace," opening up his place for business. In the west, overflowing with the riff-raff of restless humanity, ... See full summary »
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Halsted
Clara Williams ...
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Franklin Hall ...
Albert Thomas - Alice's Father (as Frank Hall)
Brinsley Shaw
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The story opens showing Frank Halsted, proprietor of the "Three-Star Gambling Palace," opening up his place for business. In the west, overflowing with the riff-raff of restless humanity, Halsted fits his role, that of the philosophy of life while life's worth living. The gambling tales are arranged for the night. The scene changes to Thomas's home. He and his daughter Alice are together when the old man, meditation over what may be doing at the Three-Star, covertly reaches into this pocket, finds that he has a little change and rising, turns to leave, promising Alice faithfully not to go to the Three-Star. However, the temptation is too great and despite the entreaties of conscience he is unable to resist. Shortly after he has entered the gambling house, taken his seat at the faro table and lost all his money. His gun and watch follow, and stripped of all valuables, he sighs and turns to leave. Bitterly cursing his luck he finally resolves to stake all in an effort to make a winning ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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A Western picture quite out of the ordinary
20 October 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A live Western story, which will interest chiefly by its faithful reproduction of a typical Western gambling den. Indeed, it would be difficult to suggest anything seen in one of those dens which has been omitted. The story is of an old man and his daughter, he so addicted to gambling that they are penniless. Because of her beauty and her pleadings the gambler gives back the money the old man has lost and thenceforth refuses to allow him to play in his place. Later he assists in preventing the old man from gambling elsewhere. Through the influence of the girl the gambler reforms and a wedding is the inference at the close of the picture. A Western picture quite out of the ordinary and filled with typical life scenes among the gamblers of that still misunderstood region beyond the great river. - The Moving Picture World, January 14, 1911


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