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Fate's Interception (1912)

The representative of an American Syndicate comes to Mexico to look over some land. While there, he, out of sheer loneliness, pays considerable attention to the little Mexican girl, at ... See full summary »

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The Mexican Girl
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The Mexican Sweetheart
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The representative of an American Syndicate comes to Mexico to look over some land. While there, he, out of sheer loneliness, pays considerable attention to the little Mexican girl, at whose home he is a roomer. The girl falls deeply in love with the American, who wins her absolute confidence. When the time comes for his departure, he of course cannot take her with him, and when he says goodbye, she realizes how false were his promises. Her love for the Americano now turns to bitter hate, and she agrees to marry her erstwhile sweetheart, whom she threw aside for the American, if he will avenge her wrong. This he consents to do and so follows the American to a nearby town. A boom is on and the American leaves his room at the hotel to go to the Land Office on business, leaving the gas lighted until his return. The Mexican enters to wait, and not knowing anything about gas, blows it out so as to attack in the dark. When the American returns he finds that vengeance has gone awry. At the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 April 1912 (USA)  »

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It brought out no enthusiasm, no applause
25 October 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A melodramatic picture with a climax that is very dramatic and very effectively acted. It is not a romantic picture so much as a drama of passion. It is set in Mexico and is told in simple homely backgrounds without the aid of glorious scenery. When the American was called home by his company, he had to leave the pretty Mexican girl. He had taken a fancy to her and she was in love with him. She was passionate and her love turned to hatred when he told her that he was going to leave her. A Mexican loved her, and him she promised to marry if he would cut out the American's false heart. This he agreed to do, and rode fast to the village, went up to the American's room at the hotel, and waited for him. The hotel keeper left him there with the gas lighted. Here is where fate intervenes. The yokel doesn't know about gas. He blows it out, in order to spring upon the American in the dark. He is smothered. It lacks the surer elements of popularity, and, while it was closely watched by an interested audience, it brought out no enthusiasm, no applause. The photographs are fair and it is a competently made picture. We don't dare call it a Saturday night feature. - The Moving Picture World, April 20, 1912


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