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In a saloon in a Mexican border town, a group of cowboys, including a Mexican named Pedro, play poker. One man is discovered cheating, and is shot dead by Pedro, who is wounded as he ... See full summary »

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In a saloon in a Mexican border town, a group of cowboys, including a Mexican named Pedro, play poker. One man is discovered cheating, and is shot dead by Pedro, who is wounded as he attempts to escape. Pedro is followed home by the local sheriff, who proves the next victim of Pedro's quick temper and pistol. Pedro's wife, Juanita, is thrown into jail, but he manages to break her out. They head for the border, unaware that a posse is waiting for them. Written by Uncle Dave Lewis, Ann Arbor, MI (uncledavelewis@hotmail.com)

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D.W. Griffith and Editing
19 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I've just realized the significant quality that Griffith brought to film-making: editing. Prior to this point, French and European cinema were happy to just screen a film as it was shot. What Griffith did with this film was to edit it and give it a three-dimensional quality.


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