When pretty Molly Martin comes out to the west to teach school, she is beset by many admirers. But the most persistent, and as fate often wills it, the least acceptable, is one "Bad" McGrew... See full summary »
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Harry Perkins
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Victor Potel
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When pretty Molly Martin comes out to the west to teach school, she is beset by many admirers. But the most persistent, and as fate often wills it, the least acceptable, is one "Bad" McGrew, town bully and a generally worthless scamp. His attentions are offensive to the refined girl, but so thoroughly cowed are the other town gallants, that McGrew has his own way and Molly finds herself in most precarious circumstances. McGrew cautions all the young men of the town that he will shoot any of them who try to make love to his girl, the young cowards faithfully carrying out his instructions. McGrew, after further warning the boys to keep aloof, leaves town for a trip up into the mountains and during his absence, Harry Perkins, a young U.S. deputy marshal, comes to town and is immediately smitten by the pretty school teacher. Despite the warnings of the others, Perkins becomes the devotee of pretty Molly. The crisis comes with the return of McGrew, who, of course, is informed of Perkins' ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 February 1911 (USA)  »

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So many others have carried out substantially the same thing
20 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Another Western drama, with the bad man, the winsome girl and the avenging gentleman who rescues the girl from the bad man's unwelcome attentions, and ultimately gets her himself. It is the same Western idea, developed in a different way, perhaps, only monotonous because so many others have carried out substantially the same thing. Nothing can be said against the actors, and the staging is satisfactory, but it is a repetition of what has been done before which becomes, in time, uninteresting. Besides, this type of westerner has disappeared, and in his place has come a prosperous individual whose opulence precludes any possibility of his reverting to the old cow-punching days. The west is steel breezy, but it not rough. - The Moving Picture World, February 25, 1911


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