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The Winning Hand (1913)

The young sheriff is after the outlaw, Manuel Mandazo. The sheriff stops a moment to see his sweetheart Beth. Hardly has he left her when the outlaw appears at the cabin and advances ... See full summary »

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The Sheriff (as Robert Burns)
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Manuelo Mandazo
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Bertha, Manuelo's Fiancée
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The young sheriff is after the outlaw, Manuel Mandazo. The sheriff stops a moment to see his sweetheart Beth. Hardly has he left her when the outlaw appears at the cabin and advances admiringly toward the girl, but is repulsed at the point of a revolver and, in the struggle which follows, the revolver is discharged. The sheriff hears the shot and rides back and is struck down senseless by Manuel. After disarming the senseless sheriff, the Mexican is about to stab him, when Beth snatches up her revolver from the floor and drives the Mexican from the cabin. He swears vengeance upon the sheriff and his sweetheart. The sheriff regains his senses and weak and wounded, takes the trail after Manuel. He comes upon him in the deserted powder shack of an old mine. He is surprised and overcome by the Mexican and left bound. A stub of candle is left burning on an open can of blasting powder. The Mexican returns to the girl's cabin and forces his way in. Meanwhile, the sheriff has struggled to his... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Western | Short

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14 January 1913 (USA)  »

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