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A Hero's Reward (1913)

Although Hen Boggs, Chief of the Mudville Fire Department, is not the most prepossessing of gentlemen because of his wooden leg, he gains the good graces of Iva through his stories of ... See full summary »

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John E. Brennan ...
Hen Boggs - Chief of Mudville Fire Department
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Iva - Hen's Sweetheart
Bennett Molter ...
Willie Dewitt (as Bennett A. Molter)
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Although Hen Boggs, Chief of the Mudville Fire Department, is not the most prepossessing of gentlemen because of his wooden leg, he gains the good graces of Iva through his stories of alleged bravery and thus incurs the enmity of Willie Dewitt, a young villager, who is anxious to win Iva's hand. When Willie becomes insistent, Iva informs him that he must prove as heroic as Hen Boggs. Willie therefore schemes to "get the Chief's goat," and this he does in a very effective manner. Securing a large augur, Willie bores a number of holes in the boardwalk leading to the Chief's house. He then sets an old barn on fire and manages to be with the volunteer fire department when they arrive on the ground. Meanwhile, the alarm is carried to the Chief, who rushes from the house only to catch his wooden leg in the augur holes. By the time the Chief extract's his phony limb the fire is extinguished and Willie is the hero of the day. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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17 January 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary King Cotton (1913). See more »

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