After a shopping trip to town one day an habitual drinker succumbs to the temptation of taking one drink at the roadhouse on the way home. The one drink develops into a great many and some ... See full summary »

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After a shopping trip to town one day an habitual drinker succumbs to the temptation of taking one drink at the roadhouse on the way home. The one drink develops into a great many and some hours later he awakens from a drunken stupor to find an empty flask and a revolver lying beside him on the grass. He cannot account for the gun until he discovers his friend, lying near him, dead. On his own hands he discovers blood stains. As everything seems to prove conclusively that he has committed the crime, Jim decides to give himself up to justice. He, therefore, goes to the sheriff to surrender himself. The sheriff meantime has learned that Jim's friend was accidentally killed by a wolf trap that had discharged a load of buckshot into his back. Jim is released, but this harrowing experience serves to teach him a very bitter lesson. Listening now to the pleadings of his wife, he quickly reforms. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 October 1912 (USA)  »

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The picture's chief concern is to show the man's fear and horror
17 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A situation that offers a chance to build dramatically and one used a number of times his in this picture, a new interpretation. Jim, stupid from drink, lies down beside a man he accidentally shot and in the morning thinks that it was he who has killed him. He doesn't fly from justice, as usual when this situation is taken, and the picture's chief concern is to show the man's fear and horror. It is a good, well-acted picture, but doesn't rank with the best. William Duncan is both author and producer. He also plays Jim, the leading role. Supporting him are Myrtle Stedman, as his wife, with C.E. Reeves, Rex de Rosselli and Lester Cunio. - The Moving Picture World, October 12, 1912


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