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A Child of the Purple Sage (1912)

Bart Darrow, a young cowboy, is engaged to pretty Betty King and has put the engagement ring on her finger. Betty promises to always be true and Bart departs joyfully. In the town saloon he... See full summary »
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Bart Darrow, a young cowboy, is engaged to pretty Betty King and has put the engagement ring on her finger. Betty promises to always be true and Bart departs joyfully. In the town saloon he sets up the drinks in honor of the occasion. Meanwhile Betty's brother introduces her to a young stranger and it is a case of love at first sight between the two. They are standing out at the mail-box hand in hand when a prospector rides past who is a staunch friend of Bart. Finding Bart in the saloon he tells him what he has seen and Bart is furious. He calls at the King ranch, rebukes Betty for her infidelity and she angrily returns the ring. Bart leaves heart-broken. Years later Bart is sent out of the county by the sheriff for his lawless depredations. Out in the desert he rides and is seeking for a spot to bunk for the night when he suddenly sees a covered wagon in the distance. Riding up he finds a little girl weeping over the dead body of her mother. Tenderly Bart takes the child in his arms... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 June 1912 (USA)  »

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Not so strong as the preceding Broncho Billy picture
27 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A Broncho Billy picture in which the bad man is again converted, this time by the "Child of the purple sage." Broncho had once loved her mother, but despite all his promises, he would drink. She gave him back his ring and married another. Years pass; a widow, she is bringing her little girl back to her people in a prairie schooner when she, too, dies. Broncho finds the little girl, alone in the desert with the dead mother. He is astonished to discover who the woman is, or was, and takes the orphan under his wing. It is a well handled, clear picture and gets over into our sympathies, although it is, it is well photographed. - The Moving Picture World, June 22, 1912


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