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The White Rose of the Wilds (1911)

An unsuccessful old gold miner is stricken down and dies, leaving three young children to take care of themselves. They are a boy of seventeen, a girl of sixteen and a girl of eleven. The ... See full summary »

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An unsuccessful old gold miner is stricken down and dies, leaving three young children to take care of themselves. They are a boy of seventeen, a girl of sixteen and a girl of eleven. The boy, inheriting his father's determination, insists that they remain for he is sure there is gold to be found. Later his efforts are rewarded, and he rushes off to the agent to file his claim. While he is away a trio of thugs break into the cabin, but the pure, innocent girl so impresses one of them that he drives the other two off. To him she is as a white, unsullied rose, blooming here in the wilderness. Her clear eye of innocence awakens his better self and he goes, asking if he may return when he has proven himself worthy. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 May 1911 (USA)  »

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The acting of "The Rose" in particular is natural and very pleasing
1 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

There's a white rose growing near the window of this story's mountain cabin, but the heroine who lives there with her brother and sister is "The White Rose of the Wilds." This Rose (the Biograph Company does not publish the names of its players) makes a very good heroine for such a story. Up to a certain point the climax matches that of Moody's "The Great Divide." It was changed to fit this different heroine, who doesn't barter herself for protection to the strongest of three men who attack her, but by her innocence after he has disposed of the other two roughs, she vanquishes him, and he promises to leave her. He has no chance to show this though, for at that moment he is captured, and the Rose saves his life. The story of the film is well constructed and the producer has used a great deal of art in making its tense moments effective. The acting of "The Rose" in particular is natural and very pleasing. The chief rough seemed to be very much a gentleman, but the story wouldn't stand realism in his acting. The other parts were fairly well acted. Among films of the week, this will find an honorable place.

  • The Moving Picture World, June 10, 1911



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