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The Child of the Prairies (1913)

Fred Watson and his wife, Alice, attend a dance given on a neighboring ranch. The exertion of the dance is so thirstful that Watson goes out with a friend and irrigates for fair. During his... See full summary »

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Fred Watson
Lester Cuneo ...
Ed Dillon
Florence Dye ...
Alice Watson
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Jane Watson
Victor Frith ...
George Jordan (as Vic Frith)
Hugh Mosher ...
James Jordan
Sid Jordan ...
Sheriff
Louella Maxam
Norma Baby
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Fred Watson and his wife, Alice, attend a dance given on a neighboring ranch. The exertion of the dance is so thirstful that Watson goes out with a friend and irrigates for fair. During his absence, Dillon, a gambler, smooth as the cards he deals, engages Alice in conversation and invites her for a stroll. They meet Watson returning, and be remonstrates with her in bitterness and at length. A few days later Dillon visits the Watson ranch and persuades Alice to promise to elope with him. Shortly thereafter he encounters Watson, and both unlimber artillery, and the unfortunate ranchman goes down. The gambler, thinking he has killed the husband, hurries back to the ranch and persuades Alice to leave with him at once. She insists upon taking her little girl, a child of two, with them. While they are making camp the baby wanders off in the brush and is lost. They make a futile search and then Dillon, who is now in dread of pursuit, forces the unfortunate mother to go on with him down the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 November 1913 (USA)  »

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How the Waif Found Her Own  »

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