Sheriff Jim goes in pursuit of "Black Burke," the notorious outlaw. He trails him to the desert. All day the man lay in ambush with a pool of water between them, tortured by thirst, until ... See full summary »

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George Stanley ...
Sheriff Jim
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Sheriff Jim's Wife
Robert Thornby ...
Black Burke - the Outlaw
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Sheriff Jim goes in pursuit of "Black Burke," the notorious outlaw. He trails him to the desert. All day the man lay in ambush with a pool of water between them, tortured by thirst, until at last, "Black Burke," in desperation, crawls toward the pool. The sheriff shoots and wounds Burke severely. Then he, too, crawls out to quench his thirst. Passing clouds darken the moonlit sands. When they have passed by, the two men get a momentary glance at each other, until they come face to face at the spring, both with guns drawn and ready. As the moonlight penetrates the darkness they shoot, and as the clouds lift, both lay upon the ground, mortally wounded. "Black Burke" staggers to his feet and wanders deliriously off, to the very door-step of the sheriff's house. In the name of humanity, Jim's wife, who does not know the outlaw, gives him shelter and while she is attending him, he dies. Before he loses consciousness, he scrawls upon a piece of paper that Sheriff Jim's last shot got him. He... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Western

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1 May 1912 (USA)  »

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