Kate Allison, an exceptionally beautiful western girl, is engaged to marry a young easterner, a long-time family friend. In the first scene the fiancé is bidding his sweetheart good-bye and... See full summary »
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A Cowboy
Fred Church ...
A Cowboy
Joseph Smith ...
A Cowboy & Minister
Clara Williams ...
The Girl
Franklin Hall ...
An Old Sweetheart (as Frank Hall)
Chick Morrison
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Fred Ilenstine ...
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Kate Allison, an exceptionally beautiful western girl, is engaged to marry a young easterner, a long-time family friend. In the first scene the fiancé is bidding his sweetheart good-bye and he is to be accompanied to the station by his prospective father-in-law. The girl is left alone with a warning that should she be molested by any of the crowd of drunken cowpunchers who would be returning from a dance at a neighboring ranch, not to hesitate to shoot. We arc next shown three young punchers, all intoxicated, riding up to the door of the cottage. All dismount, and one, peering into the window, sees the girl alone. Reelingly they enter to find the girl covering them with a Winchester, but the foremost of the gang strides forward and before she can pull the trigger jerks the gun from her hands. The punchers resolve to play a game of poker to see who will win the young lady. A greasy pack is brought forth and the game starts. The girl sees the desperateness of the situation and resolves ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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One of the best pictures which has been put out in a long time
6 August 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

"The Great Divide" attracted a great deal of attention as a drama, and acrimonious discussions were frequent concerning it. Here is a picture much like the drama in its beginnings. The girl gives herself to one of the men to escape a worse fate, though she separates from another lover to do it. Later she discovers in a dramatic way that her lover was a poltroon and turns to her husband for protection. The film is better than the drama. The impression conveyed when the girl turns to her husband is inspiring and the picture works out to the end in a satisfactory way. It seems right that she should turn to her husband and the picture is made convincing when that is done. The accessories like the desert and the environments of Western life are all graphically portrayed and help make the story seem more plausible or real. Unquestionably, this firm has produced one of the best pictures which has been put out in a long time. It is one that will appeal to critical audiences and will be of material assistance in enhancing the reputation of motion pictures. – The Moving Picture World, August 20, 1910


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