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Red Margaret, Moonshiner (1913)

Red Margaret, a moonshiner, struggles between love for a government agent and loyalty to her people.




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Red Margaret
Government Agent
The Sheriff


Red Margaret's sagacity and commanding personality outwits the agents of the law who attempt to capture a band of moonshiners until she comes to know the secret of love. Then it is that she sacrifices her people and herself. The play opens in the wild mountains, where a band of moonshiners bid defiance to the officials. Margaret is the soul of the gang and the authorities realize that if they could capture her the rest would be easy. However, they fail in every attempt and a government agent is sent to assist them. Margaret, unaware of his identity, meets and falls in love with this agent. He is different from the rest of her people and his presence causes a moral awakening. Lon, Margaret's suitor, discovers the identity and the purpose of the agent, and the girl is forced to write a letter which brings him, unsuspectingly, to her cabin. Now, fully repentant for the first time in her life, the girl notifies the deputies of their leader's danger. There is a sharp battle that ends in ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Romance | Short





Release Date:

9 December 1913 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Moonshine Blood  »

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1.33 : 1
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Pauline Bush makes much of it
20 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Pauline Bush gives a good portrayal in this story of moonshiners. It is a disagreeable part and a hard one, but she makes much of it. There are good mountain backgrounds. There are many fights between the outlaws and the deputies. Allan Dwan is the producer. - The Moving Picture World, December 6, 1913

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