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The Dangling Noose (1913)

Bill, a Westerner, loves a girl who is also loved by an Indian.

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Bill
Stella LeSaint ...
Rose Watkins (as Stella Razeto)
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Indian Jim
Al W. Filson ...
Old Watkins
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Scotty
Scott R. Dunlap ...
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Indian Jim is indicted by short shrift for a crime punishable by death, according to the code of the primeval. Watkins finds the bed of creek dry one morning, the water strangely having changed its course in a night. His options in that territory cover considerable land along the water right, but he has not the necessary money to cover the deal before its option expires. Bill is in love with Rose Watkins, and the deadly enemy of her friend and protector, Indian Jim, who looms up as having designs on the water rights. While Watkins was on a hopeless quest to borrow money, Bill was about to close the option, when he finds that his own money is missing. Circumstantial evidence points to Indian Jim as the thief, and the excitable mountaineers immediately convey him to a convenient tree. When confronted by the death penalty in the dangling noose, the stolid Aborigine confesses that he had taken the money, but refuses any further explanation. Bill, unsatisfied despite his enmity, seeks to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Romance | Short

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31 October 1913 (USA)  »

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The plot is somewhat on the made-to-order variety
31 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

A Western story, written by W.E. Wing. The plot is somewhat on the made-to-order variety, employing the familiar Indian character to bring the threads together. The hero has an uncertain character, which makes it difficult for the observer to sympathize with him. The scene in which Rose employs dynamite to rouse the settlement and prevent the lynching of Indian Jim was most interesting. A fairly strong Western offering, with pleasing settings and photography. - The Moving Picture World, November 15, 1913


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