A young man is nearly ruined by gambling.

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Bob Bonner
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Mrs. Bonner - Bob & Jack's Mother
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At last Bob Bonner had saved enough money to buy a little home out west, which Uncle Bill had selected for their mother. So, with his younger brother, Jack, he set out to look the place over, and in due time arrived at their small western station. Here, seeing no conveyance in sight, the young men decided to walk. They had gotten scarcely half way to the ranch when, fortunately, they sat down to rest in the shade, where they overheard the plans of two holdup men, planning to waylay a ranchman and his foreman at that spot. Getting their new guns in readiness, the boys crept stealthily after the holdup men, surprising them as much as they did the ranchman. But, although the bandits managed to get away, they were forced to leave Uncle Bill's (for it proved to be he) nice bag of gold behind. Acting upon his Uncle's advice, Bob decided to look around before buying, so it was a couple of months later ere he wrote to Mrs. Bonner that he considered the first place the best, and for her to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Western

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8 November 1911 (USA)  »

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The whole picture is well played
13 May 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A "Western" along the formal lines; it pictures a young tenderfoot who fell into the hands of a cheating gambler. Losing all his money, he helped himself to two hundred dollars out of a fund that he and his older brother were saving to buy a home for their old mother, then in an attempt to win it back he risked and lost the whole. The true Westerner is his uncle. This man saw the gambler cheat and took the money away from him. A little later he found his nephew about to rob his safe. He watched from behind a piece of furniture. The boy resisted the temptation. Then the uncle came out, shook his hand and returned the money taken from the gambler. The uncle is a very well-acted and interesting character, although the whole picture is well played. It is an interesting story. - The Moving Picture World, November 18, 1911


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