Dan Brierly has built a shack on disputed land. He has two daughters, Nellie, a young lady of nineteen and Edna, a child of five. John Colby, a big land owner, claims the land upon which ... See full summary »

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Ned Colby - the Land Owner's Son
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Dan Brierly - the Squatter
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Edna Brierly - the Squatter's Older Daughter
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Edna Brierly - the Squatter's Younger Daughter (as Baby Brierly)
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Dan Brierly has built a shack on disputed land. He has two daughters, Nellie, a young lady of nineteen and Edna, a child of five. John Colby, a big land owner, claims the land upon which Dan has built and, accordingly, with his son, Ned, calls upon Dan and advises him to vacate. Dan refuses and John Colby hurries away to call upon the law for aid. On their way to and from the shack, the two men meet both the squatter's daughters and Ned is exceedingly pleased with Nellie. The next day, Ned, with the officers of the law, call at Dan's shack, and as soon as Ned realizes that Nellie is the squatter's daughter, he sends them back, declaring he will attend to the matter and report to his father. Ned then proceeds to make friends with the girls and their father, but not with their hired man, the "harmless" half-wit, Pete, who is jealous of Ned's attentions to Nellie. Ned then rides away to plead with his father to allow the settler more time. The friendship of the two young people ripens ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 June 1912 (USA)  »

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The means taken to bring the denouement are also fresh and unexpected
27 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A dramatic picture with a big thrill. It is a love story of a rich man's son (Jack Conway), and the pretty daughter of a squatter on his father's land. The girl in a recent Nestor picture played "The Mountain Daisy." The story doesn't work out along the usual lines, for both parents are pleased with the match. There is, however, a half-witted character in the neighborhood who is jealous. He is used to carry the story over a terribly thrilling climax in which we see the lovers talking on a little bridge and underneath it a box of dynamite sticks with a lighted fuse. The means taken to bring the denouement are also fresh and unexpected. It is an effective picture, well planned, strongly acted and beautifully photographed. A good offering. - The Moving Picture World, June 22, 1912


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