Coals of Fire treats of two men, one a big, strong, brawny fighting man, the other, a man weaker in physical vitality, but superior in his intellectual mentality. The latter. Noel Clayton, ... See full summary »

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Noel Clayton
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Coals of Fire treats of two men, one a big, strong, brawny fighting man, the other, a man weaker in physical vitality, but superior in his intellectual mentality. The latter. Noel Clayton, loved a girl of the old Kentucky border, but he was forced to see her carried off by her other suitor, Bill Ewing, the man of brawn. Noel saves the life of Lucy, the little sister of his loved one, and later goes away to the settlements to study law. Years afterward, Bill kills a man and is about to pay the penalty when Lucy, now grown to womanhood, appeals to Noel, the rising young lawyer, to save Bill for the sake of his former sweetheart. He returns good for evil and frees Bill, and finding in Lucy a tender and loving replica of her sister, marries her. Future years bring him fame and power and eventually he becomes governor of Missouri. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 October 1911 (USA)  »

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The story has some freshness
11 May 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The photographs of this picture were thin and a bit misty, but not enough so to hide the prettiness of the scenery. The story takes place in a frontier, mountain settlement and features Herbert Bosworth in the character of a brutal trapper. A young backwoodsman scholar is used as a foil to this handsome ruffian. The student is in love with a girl, but the trapper thrusts himself between them. The student goes away and becomes a lawyer. The trapper marries the girl, but ill-treats her. In after years the lawyer saves the trapper from being unjustly hanged, thereby heaping coals of fire on his head. The story has some freshness and is interesting. - The Moving Picture World, November 4, 1911


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