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The Trapper's Five Dollar Bill (1911)

Just because Hank Bilbro, who lives in the backwoods of the Cumberland range, sold two fox skins for a crisp, new five-dollar bill, and wouldn't buy his wife, Aurelia, a new pair of shoes, ... See full summary »

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Edward O'Connor ...
Hank Bilbro, the Trapper
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Thaddeus Widdup, Justice of the Peace
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Aurelia Bilbro, the Trapper's Wife
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Just because Hank Bilbro, who lives in the backwoods of the Cumberland range, sold two fox skins for a crisp, new five-dollar bill, and wouldn't buy his wife, Aurelia, a new pair of shoes, she started a quarrel, which ended in yoking the oxen to the old cart and driving to the nearest Justice of the Peace in quest of a divorce. Thaddeus Widdup, the Justice of the Peace, after hearing the case, decides to grant them a separation. Hank has but five dollars, which the judge pockets and conveniently makes that amount the regular price of a divorce. Aurelia then puts in a claim for five dollars alimony, to enable her to buy a much-needed pair of shoes. The judge decides in her favor and orders Hank to produce the amount within twenty-four hours. That night the judge is held up and relieved of that crisp, new five-dollar bill at the point of a double-barreled shotgun, the robber compelling him to roll up the five-dollar bill and stick it into the muzzle of the gun. The next day Hank is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short | Western

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12 July 1911 (USA)  »

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Fem-Dollar Sedlen  »

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