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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Fred Church
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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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Lost in the Desert
15 November 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Broncho Billy Anderson escapes from jail. Sheriff Arthur Mackley sets out in pursuit, but while he is gone, his young daughter wanders off into the desert. Broncho Billy finds her dying of thirst. Will he make good of his escape, or risk his freedom by rescuing her in this short film? Gilbert "Broncho Billy" Anderson was the first western superstar of the movies. Although he always played a rough character, he might be a law-abiding cowhand in a comedy in one movie and a desperate outlaw in another. Although other film companies might set up units dedicated to westerns, until the coming of William S. Hart in the middle of the Teens, Broncho Billy's company reigned supreme in the field.

In this one, it's not just the story that is so appealing, but the fine cinematography of the era, with the Mojave desert quite beautiful.


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