Richard Worthington on the way to work sees a thug knock a man down and apparently rob him. Rushing to the aid of the victim he is arrested for the crime. He is tried before a jury, found ... See full summary »

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Richard Worthington on the way to work sees a thug knock a man down and apparently rob him. Rushing to the aid of the victim he is arrested for the crime. He is tried before a jury, found guilty, and sentenced to the convict camp. While working in the turpentine woods, under charge of a keeper, he is seen by Meg of the Everglades, who shows sympathy for the poor convict. The following Sunday morning word is passed around between the convicts that an attempt will be made to escape. At the opportune time one of the keepers at the gate is assaulted and fifteen of the convicts, Worthington among the lot, escape to the Everglades. Worthington is successful in eluding the bloodhounds and reaches a lonely hut in the Everglades, which proves to be the home of Meg and her father, where he successfully hides for two weeks, resulting in a strong friendship springing up between the convict and Meg. Becoming careless, Worthington goes outside of the hut to enjoy a smoke. He is seen by some of the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Likely to make one's blood boil by its pictures of convict life
15 October 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The object of this picture is to tell an entertaining story; yet it is likely to make one's blood boil by its pictures of convict life in the prison camps in the south. It is not a horrible picture; many of its scenes are extremely beautiful, especially those showing the Everglades with the quiet waters and tangled growth of its forests, their trees covered with "graybeard" moss. The man was innocent, was convicted and suffered with other prisoners. A girl of the country pitied him and, when he escaped with others and bloodhounds were set upon their trails, she hid him. He was recaptured, however, and later pardoned; then he returned to her. The story is good, interesting and full of acceptable freshness. The escape and chase are both very well managed. The photographs are very fair. It is a very desirable filler. - The Moving Picture World, March 30, 1912


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