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Robert Thornby ...
The Kansas Kid
Fred Burns ...
Jack Manton - the Sheriff
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Charles Bennett ...
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By some chance of fortune, or misfortune, Jack Manton, the young sheriff, finds upon the plains a young fellow suffering from a serious wound. He brings him into the home of Nell Bannister, Jack's sweetheart, and she cares for the stranger until he recovers. The sufferer is won by Nell's kindness and before he leaves her home, is unable to hide his love for her, which is unexpectedly displayed in Jack's presence. This arouses the sheriff's jealousy and he cannot resist snatching a flower from his supposed rival, given him by Nell in a moment of unrestrained kindness and a spirit of pleasantry. Determined to settle the question of Nell's choice, Jack bids her choose between him and the man whom he has befriended. Nell, while not inclined to encourage Jack's jealousy, does not hesitate to convince him of her love for him. The stranger goes into the parlor and writes a note, telling Jack that he is the "Kansas Kid," on whose head there is a reward, and twits him for losing a chance to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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A Sentimental Western
12 October 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Robert Thornby, the Kansas Kid, rides over to his his old friend, Sheriff Fred Burns. When he's shot, Fred's fiancée, Edna Fisher and Thornby fall in love. While Thornby may be vicious criminal with a reward of more than $2000 on his head, he wouldn't steal a friend's women, so....

Most of the Patents Trust companies turned out at least the occasional western, ever since Broncho Billy Anderson ha begun making a fortune doing mostly that. Vitagraph had a unit devoted to the genre, with Rollin Sturgeon usually directing and a company of actors that were in most of the movies. Like this one, they used what were becoming standardized western tropes and were watchable, if not terribly distinguished.

A good copy of this film is on the Eye Institute site on Youtube.


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