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How the Boys Fought the Indians (1912)

Wild-eyed Bill, the terror of the prairies in a yellow back series, is the ideal hero of two boys, Johnny and Tommy Bell. Mr. Bell, having fallen heir to a ranch near the Indian reservation... See full summary »

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Johnny Bell
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Tommy Bell (as Master Andrew J. Clark)
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Wild-eyed Bill, the terror of the prairies in a yellow back series, is the ideal hero of two boys, Johnny and Tommy Bell. Mr. Bell, having fallen heir to a ranch near the Indian reservation, decides to start for the west at once, much to the delight of Tommy and Johnny, who plot and plan for the event and persuade their father to present them with Indian suits and air rifles. This he gladly does, not knowing how deeply their minds are filled with Indian gore and Wild-Eyed Bill. In due time they arrive at their destination and are installed in a country hotel near which is an Indian camp that is soon discovered by the two. They don their Indian suits, and taking their air rifles, sally forth to exterminate "The Red Skins." Upon reaching the camp they begin hostilities by peppering the Indians right and left with their air rifles. Instantly they are surrounded by the incensed Red Skins, but Blue Hawk, the chief's son, a graduate of the Indian school, finding the yellow back literature ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 July 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy An Intelligent Camera (1912). See more »

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It is played with realistic restraint
14 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

A comedy from the experience of two boys, of Indian-fighting age and who had been reading about "Young Wild West." They were Eastern boys, but their father had inherited a ranch in Wyoming. The Indian reservation was near and, with their air guns, they started to "wipe the whole mess out." It is played with realistic restraint; looks like a real happening, and, while not a laugh-maker, is very amusing. Yale Boss and Master Clark are the boys. Mr. Wadsworth, Mrs. Williams and Mr. Beaumont are their father, mother and big brother. Mr. Hedlund appears as a cowboy, and Mr. Robert Brower as an Indian chief. It is well photographed. - The Moving Picture World, July 20, 1912


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