Dan Warrington, an outlaw, is captured by the sheriff, after the former had held up a stagecoach, and is sent to jail. After the sheriff has placed his captive under guard he goes home and ... See full summary »
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Dan Warrington, an outlaw, is captured by the sheriff, after the former had held up a stagecoach, and is sent to jail. After the sheriff has placed his captive under guard he goes home and is welcomed by his little daughter, a child of five. Not long after the sheriff is notified of the escape of Warrington, which was effected through the aid of some friend of the outlaw. The sheriff leaves the little girl at home asleep, but an hour later the little one, awakening, finds her father gone, and in anxiety for his welfare determines to go out and hunt for him. With her dolly in her arms she wanders out of town and into the desert, unmindful of the dangers in her path. In the meantime the sheriff and the posse are shown in a spirited pursuit of the escaped bad man, who succeeds in eluding them. The officers of the law give up the hunt and the sheriff returning home finds his little daughter gone. The alarm is soon spread and a search party, headed by the sheriff, starts out to seek the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 February 1911 (USA)  »

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This ending is more satisfactory
22 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A story which has for a background the great Mojave desert of California. The principal character is a little girl, scarcely more than a baby, daughter of the sheriff. She is found by an outlaw whom the sheriff is pursuing and taken to her father's home. The terrible sufferings of the desert are too much for the man and he succumbs before he can be aided. The ending is commended. It never seems quite right for a sheriff to break the laws by allowing an outlaw to escape, as has been represented in some cases, merely because he performed some service for which the official might have felt indebted to him. This ending is more satisfactory. The sheriff is left under no obligation and the outlaw is removed from society which he menaces. - The Moving Picture World, March 11, 1911


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