Reuben Ellis and his daughter, Belle, are in hard financial straits. Burdened with debts and pressed by persistent creditors, the old man finds but one way to meet his obligations, and that... See full summary »

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Bartwell
Fred Church ...
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Franklin Hall ...
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Reuben Ellis and his daughter, Belle, are in hard financial straits. Burdened with debts and pressed by persistent creditors, the old man finds but one way to meet his obligations, and that is mortgaging the ranch. Belle tries to console him, but agrees that they must borrow money. Ellis rides into town and applies to a money-lender for a sum sufficient to meet his debts. Walker, the loan agent, agrees to ride out to the ranch and look it over, but after he has viewed the ramshackle buildings and pitiful collection of household furniture he shakes his head and says the place is not worth a cent. Now it happens that one of Ellis' employees, who has been in love with Belle, in wandering over the ranch, discovers an unknown claim, which bears evidence of a good pay streak. He is excitedly making an inspection when he hears voices, and then hides behind a rock as Walker and Ellis come into view. Walker is giving his final verdict, offering a trivial sum for the property. The old man ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 July 1910 (USA)  »

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