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The Redemption of 'Greek Joe' (1912)

Jim Rossi, a young miner in the Big Drift Mine, is in love with Mike Noonan's daughter Mary. Noonan also works in the Big Drift. Mary returns Jim's love and would marry him, but old Mike ... See full summary »

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Joseph Rossi aka Greek Joe
Rex De Rosselli ...
Jim Rossi - Joe's Son
William Stowell ...
Mike Noonan - the Coal Miner
Maude Potter ...
Mary Noonan - Mike's Daughter (as Maud Potter)
Victor Woods ...
Pat Noonan - Mike's Son
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Hofenbritz - the Druggist
Edgar G. Wynn ...
Clements - the Clerk at the Mine (as Edgar Wynn)
William Nagger ...
The Pulmotor Operator
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Jim Rossi, a young miner in the Big Drift Mine, is in love with Mike Noonan's daughter Mary. Noonan also works in the Big Drift. Mary returns Jim's love and would marry him, but old Mike objects because of Jim's father, "Greek Joe," whom he despises. Old "Greek Joe," at one time an honest, well-thought of, hard-working chemist, is now little more than a shiftless, drunken, ne'er-do-well. Jim tries time and again to brace up his "dad," but his efforts are of no avail. Mike and "Greek Joe" meet outside the mine one day and come almost to blows. After this episode Jim is barred from Mike's home. That incident serves to awaken in old "Greek Joe" all the latent manhood remaining, and he decides to brace up. The next day a terrific explosion occurs in the Big Drift Mine and when the toll is taken Jim and Mike are found to be imprisoned in the mine. The miners hunt for blasting explosives to blow away the obstruction which restrains the imprisoned men, but find it had been stolen. The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 April 1912 (USA)  »

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Poor photography kept several scenes from being truly alive
29 October 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A mine explosion story, that has one big thrill and some smaller ones. It also has humanity and is well acted; but it might easily have been made more clear cut, vivid, by attention to little things in the scenario. To begin, we didn't know Joe was a chemist till the time came for him to show that he was, and then we couldn't help suspecting that he had been changed into one to fit the needs of the plot. There also were two or three unnecessary scenes that dragged. Poor photography kept several scenes from being truly alive. The mine explosion scene, although dim like most of the others, was the better on that account. The story is wholesome and instructive. - The Moving Picture World, April 27, 1912


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