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A Disputed Claim (1912)

Robert Saunders is alone in the world save for his 18-year-old daughter, Grace. He takes her into the mountains of Nevada and establishes her in a comfortable little cabin while he explores... See full summary »

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Robert Saunders is alone in the world save for his 18-year-old daughter, Grace. He takes her into the mountains of Nevada and establishes her in a comfortable little cabin while he explores the surrounding country for gold. Neil McLeane, a hardy son of the west, is prospecting in the same locality and becomes deeply interested in Grace. He has an altercation with an Indian who forced his attention on Grace, and makes him a deadly enemy. Neil discovers gold in the same claim that Saunders makes a strike and both men are about to register their ownership of the claim by fastening a slip of paper on the same tree at the same time. A dispute arises and Neil is disarmed by Saunders and bound to the tree. But as Saunders backs away from his prisoner he stops into a bear trap and is himself held prisoner not ten yards from Neil. Saunders finally consents to throw Neil his knife if Neil will rescue him from the bear trap after he has cut his own bonds. The knife is tied to a string and thrown... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 August 1912 (USA)  »

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