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Rescued by Her Lions (1911)

Captain Kate (original title)
Two caravans meet on the desert, one headed by Howell and Clancy, two New York men, who are gathering animals for circus purposes, the other is led by an old animal tamer named Desmond and ... See full summary »

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Captain Kate
Charles Clary ...
Clancy
Frank Weed ...
John Howell
Frank Smith ...
Desmond
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Tom Anderson ...
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Two caravans meet on the desert, one headed by Howell and Clancy, two New York men, who are gathering animals for circus purposes, the other is led by an old animal tamer named Desmond and his beautiful daughter, whom the natives have nicknamed Capt. Kate. After exchanging cards, the caravans go their separate ways. Desmond is stricken and dies, leaving Kate alone. She assumes her father's perilous business, leading her party of native hunters after big game. Later, one of the hunters is stricken and the superstitious followers of Capt. Kate, recognizing the nature of the disease, abandon the hunt and their leader, one servant alone remaining faithful to his mistress. Kate, realizing that she can go no further without assistance, calls a halt and they erect a crude hut in which she is to live, while the servant goes in search of Clancy. Scene of Kate's isolated life and her dangers follow. She is besieged by wild animals, who make her life a long nightmare of peril. Her only ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 July 1911 (USA)  »

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Captain Kate; or, The Animal Trainer's Daughter  »

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Almost the whole cast is very praiseworthy
15 March 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The prediction of the Selig people that each of their pictures of African scenes showing wild animals in their native haunts as accessories of a strong, human story would surpass the one that preceded it has been amply fulfilled. Captain Kate is even more interesting and commendable in every way than either "Zululand" or "Back to the Primitive," good as both these were. It is a very remarkable picture. Live the other it is exciting and like them it gives the spectators a new experience, and one which is educational. The photography of all the scenes in "Captain Kate" is markedly superior to what we usually see. These pictures, with sunlit sand, giving an almost blinding highlight clear through the picture to the far background, save for a clump of palm trees, etc., yet with the detail so clear-cut all over the picture that faces can be seen, not merely in the near foreground but also in the middle and even in the distance, are worthy of the very highest praise; they are marvels of camera work. This art permits the acting, which in almost the whole cast is very praiseworthy, to carry the story to the audience very effectively, and it's a good story besides. - The Moving Picture World, July 29, 1911


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