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The Daring Chance (1917)

Lem Cooley, the circuit barber, is riding down a mountain trail, when he sees a lone bandit holding up the stage-coach. Deciding that the affair is none of his, he moves off in the opposite... See full summary »

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Lem Cooley
Harry Griffith ...
Joe Christy
Harry Holden ...
The Sheriff
William Human ...
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Zillia
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Lem Cooley, the circuit barber, is riding down a mountain trail, when he sees a lone bandit holding up the stage-coach. Deciding that the affair is none of his, he moves off in the opposite direction. Soon, however, his attention is attracted by a masked man hastily counting money. Observing the bandit throw away the handkerchief in which the money had been wrapped, Lem picks it up. On arrival at camp Lem is soon very busy. Men are waiting their turn when Christy, the town bully, demands that Lem shave him at once. Lem sticks the shaving brush in Christy's face and is about to settle the argument when Christy draws his gun. Zillia, Christy's daughter, mockingly calls out "Don't hurt the little barber, dad!" That evening Lem again pays his respects to Zillia, but Christy empties a basin of water on his head and departs, vowing vengeance on Zillia and her dad. Later a card game is in progress and Lem is winning, while Christy is a heavy loser. A dispute arises and Lem bets his pile ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 January 1917 (USA)  »

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