Senor is only a horse, a thoroughbred, and winner of many blue ribbons. On account of old age, Jim Hartwell, the ranch owner, orders Steve, an employee, to take the old horse into the ... See full summary »

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Senor is only a horse, a thoroughbred, and winner of many blue ribbons. On account of old age, Jim Hartwell, the ranch owner, orders Steve, an employee, to take the old horse into the foothills and shoot him. Kitty, Hartwell's daughter, loves old Senor and claims him for her personal property. Steve loves Kitty and refuses to shoot the horse. In anger, Hartwell discharges him. The ranch owner, mounting his horse, leads Senor to the foothills. He takes the bit of blue ribbon which Kitty had tied in Senor's foretop, and throws it aside. Just as he raises his revolver to shoot, he sees a Mexican creeping towards his horse in the act of stealing it. He turns his attention towards the thief, who shoots Hartwell. Steve appears, and fires at the Mexican, who in turn, shoots Steve and escapes. Steve, not seriously wounded, turns his attention to Mr. Hartwell. The Mexican makes his way afoot across the hills and comes across a party of range riders. He notifies them that Hartwell is dead and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
26 October 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Charles Bennett orders Bob Burns to take the old horse out and shoot it. Burns refuses, because he loves Bennett's daughter, Mary Charleson, who loves the horse. Bennett fires Burns and takes the horse out to shoot it himself...

Oh, the heck with it. The point of this short western from Roland Sturgeon's unit at Vitagraph, is the second half, when Miss Charleson rides the horse out to stop the Burns' lynching. It's that part that should be cut interestingly, showing the inevitable workings of the lynch mob and setting up the tension by intercutting with Miss Charleson on the horse: will she get there in time? Instead the pacing of the editing is erratic and not particularly gripping.

If you wish to see for yourself if I am right or wrong, there is a copy of the film at the Eye Institute site on Youtube.


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