Leneau and his wife, who live in a cabin, lose their own baby early in the story. Red Adair and his partner have kidnapped Little Roughneck, who starts out alone while they are in a drunken... See full summary »

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Mitchell Lewis ...
Jules Leneau
Jimsy Maye ...
Jaane Leneau
B. Reeves Eason ...
'Red' Adair (as Reeves Eason)
B. Reeves Eason Jr. ...
Little Roughneck (as Breezy Reeves)
Julius Frankenburg ...
Pappineau
Molly Shafer ...
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Leneau and his wife, who live in a cabin, lose their own baby early in the story. Red Adair and his partner have kidnapped Little Roughneck, who starts out alone while they are in a drunken orgy. The child wanders over to Leneau's place and falls into a bear trap, where he is found next morning. Leneau and his wife, still mourning for their own child, at first refuse to give him up or look for his family. Later, after Leneau has had mortal combat with the kidnappers, he learns that the Little Roughneck belongs to a judge living at Vancouver. He leaves his despondent wife to take the child back to the city. Then comes a surprise finish, which is too good to spoil by simply relating it. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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May 1918 (USA)  »

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The honors of the production go to Little Roughneck
15 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This six-reel number presents one of the most human and altogether touching stories that have come out of that paradise of the story teller, the Northwoods. It is so big and simple in its conception and so direct in its development that it will have almost universal appeal. Child interest, intense mother love, and stirring personal encounters between rugged men of the woods are features of the tale, which is pictured in a wild region in perfect keeping with the story. Reaves Eason wrote and produced this remarkably entertaining subject, and also plays the part of "Red" Adair, the villain of the piece. Mitchell Lewis plays the honest-hearted trapper, Leneau, with Jimsey Maye appearing as the wife. But good as the work of the adult actors of the cast is, the honors of the production go to Little Roughneck, played by a child called "Breezy" Reeves. This little fellow is scarcely more than a baby, but he rises to the occasion in every scene, and this is a story which centers largely about him. This is a feature that will make its way wherever shown. - The Moving Picture World, May 4, 1918


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