Young Gilbert Randel, an American surveyor, is sent to Mexico with a construction gang, and quartered in a small Mexican village, meets Pepita, a beautiful Mexican girl, with whom he falls ... See full summary »
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Young Gilbert Randel, an American surveyor, is sent to Mexico with a construction gang, and quartered in a small Mexican village, meets Pepita, a beautiful Mexican girl, with whom he falls in love. After frequent visit to the cottage of Pepita, Gilbert proposes to the girl and she consents to the marriage. A few days elapse and Randel receives a telegram from headquarters in New York that he is to return immediately. Five years elapse when Pedro, who has always loved Pepita, and who has endeavored to make her believe that Randel would never return, sees the latter at a small hotel in the village in the company of an American girl. It is late at night when Pedro comes to Pepita's home and tells her of having seen her husband. Early in the morning, Pepita kisses her little cone good-bye, and runs madly from the house, with the intention of finding her husband. Stumbling on a hillside path, she is horrified to see a glare of light from the mountain in the distance. Unaware of her danger,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Overtaken by an earthquake
9 March 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The background of this picture is Mexico and it tells the story of an American surveyor who marries a Mexican girl. Called to his home office she hears nothing of him for five years. A Mexican who has loved her all these years discovers the husband with an American woman in the vicinity and hastens to tell her. Taking her little one, she rushes out to see for herself, when she is overtaken by an earthquake, or some other cataclysm, and falls to her death in a crevice in the earth. The picture closes with the Mexican weeping over the body of his sweetheart, which he has drawn from the crevice into which she fell. - The Moving Picture World, July 22, 1911


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