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When Luck Changes (1913)

Young Cal Jim had often called upon Betty but never found the courage to propose. His pal, Mark Halworthy did, however, and Betty accepted. Disappointed, Cal asked and received a grubstake ... See full summary »

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Cal Jim
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Young Cal Jim had often called upon Betty but never found the courage to propose. His pal, Mark Halworthy did, however, and Betty accepted. Disappointed, Cal asked and received a grubstake from Mark and went away into the hills to seek gold and heart balm. Two years later Mark took to gambling. He neglected Betty and, one day, intoxicated, struck her. Then Cal returned and the pair had a joyous meeting, a meeting witnessed by the drunken Mark. He assaulted her on her way home and with what remained in her pocket-book went back to the saloon to gamble. He quickly lost the little change and in coming from the saloon, roughly knocked down a bad-looking Mexican who carelessly blocked his way. This same Mexican, Mark had irritated persistently on each occasion of his periodical drunks and gambling losses. This time the Mexican, nursing a fiendish hatred toward Mark, slipped behind the barn and shot him dead. No one could be found whom to fix suspicion and the matter gradually dropped for ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 June 1913 (USA)  »

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The scenes are a little jerky
10 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film story has good Western atmosphere, but the scenes are a little jerky. The plot concerns a young prospector, who has been grub- staked by a gambler's wife. Later, the gambler is killed and Jim meets with good fortune, which leads him to marry the young widow. Fairly strong. - The Moving Picture World, June 7, 1913


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