In the wilds of the Kentucky hills two brothers, the elder an outlaw, view from a distance the approach of a party of settlers moving forward to a new home in the vast wildness. The younger... See full summary »

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Dorothy Bernard ...
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William J. Butler ...
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In the wilds of the Kentucky hills two brothers, the elder an outlaw, view from a distance the approach of a party of settlers moving forward to a new home in the vast wildness. The younger brother is overwhelmed by the sight of the pioneers, and, unknown to his elder brother, joins their party. The settlers build a stockade home and the outlook is most rosy, until the outlaw brother meets a girl from the stockade at the spring, he, of course, not knowing his brother is among the party. He forces his attentions upon her, which she repulses, rushing back to the stockade for help. The outlaw's influence with the neighboring Indians arouses them in his plan for vengeance. They attack the stockade, and when the settlers' chance seems hopeless they dig a tunnel from the back of the stockade to the hillside. Most of them have effected an escape, but among the few captured is the younger brother, so the outlaw regrets his action and uses again his influence with the Indians, but with a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 January 1912 (USA)  »

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The picture falls short of being a good feature
23 July 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The chief interest in this picture is in the elemental struggle, the throwing danger of the band of immigrants, driving into a country which, as we see it, swarms with Indians, and their final escape from the savages when attacked in overwhelming numbers. The dramatic thread, telling of the relationship of two backwoodsmen, brothers, with each other and, later, of the one with the caravan and of the other, a renegade, with the Indians, and of the results of these, is not very convincing and does not, in itself, affect us deeply. There are too many "Indians by courtesy." Large crowds of them are kept in view and, while there are extremely well pictured incidents, there are also places where the illusion wears very thin. The background is a thin wood, leafless as in late autumn. The photographs are good. The picture falls short of being a good feature, but will serve well as a program filler. - The Moving Picture World, January 20, 1912


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