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Fortune Favors the Brave (1909)

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A young lad, the son of poor parents, goes out in search of a treasure which has been concealed for many years. He has been warned in advance that he will have to sacrifice much to come ... See full summary »

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A young lad, the son of poor parents, goes out in search of a treasure which has been concealed for many years. He has been warned in advance that he will have to sacrifice much to come into possession of the fortune. Being full of spirit and ambition, nothing can hold him back, and he sets out. Luckily a genie guides him in the right direction and notwithstanding all trials and tribulations he gains his goal. Ho fights with dragons and other animals, who have killed many men seeking the fortune, but the young boy exhibits such marvelous strength and bravery that he vanquishes the defenders of the fortune. His efforts are crowned with success, and he returns home with enough gold to make his parents happy forever. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 December 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with Seein' Things (1909). See more »

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Brushing aside the monsters that beset him
24 January 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Here is a story which will please the boys and others who firmly believe that nothing is impossible for those who are determined to succeed. A boy starts out to obtain a treasure which has defied the efforts of many who have attempted a similar thing. But nothing daunted he keeps on, slaying some of the monsters in his path and frightening others away, until he succeeds in securing the treasure and returns home with sufficient gold to make his people wealthy all their lives. While this may be more or less of a story, unquestionably it is in a degree a true transcript of the life of the average man. He who goes forward regardless of the dangers that lurk in his path, and brushing aside the monsters that beset him is certain to win. In the long run his success is assured. And while this film may have been intended to be entertaining only unquestionably it teaches this important lesson. - The Moving Picture World, December 11, 1909


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