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The Kiss of Mary Jane (1911)

Mary Jane had nursed Black Bill's wife through a spell of fever and Bill was grateful with all the fullness of his rough nature. He sent Mary Jane a necklace and a note in which he promised... See full summary »

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Bob Ford
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Mary Jane
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Mary Jane had nursed Black Bill's wife through a spell of fever and Bill was grateful with all the fullness of his rough nature. He sent Mary Jane a necklace and a note in which he promised on his honor to someday discharge his debt. It happened later, that one of Bill's horses was stolen. Bill and his friends found the thief, and were bringing him into town to a handy tree, when they passed Mary Jane, drawing water from the old well. Bill had a drink and Mary, in pity, raised the cup to the lips of Bob Ford, the horse thief, whom she had never seen before. He was in the stupor of despair and drank greedily, but with no sign of intelligence. Moved by a sudden womanly feeling which she could not classify, Mary Jane leaned forward, and in a great wave of sympathy, she pressed a kiss full upon the lips of the thief. The effect was like an electric shock to him. He raised his eyes and looked upon a girl who was fair and sweet. He, who had been about to die, felt the warm blood of energy ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 June 1911 (USA)  »

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