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A Road Agent's Love (1912)

John Mackley is in the hands of a money-lender, and a broken leg prevents him from meeting a note when due. He succeeds in putting off the payment until a future date, in the hope that ... See full summary »
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Brinsley Shaw
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John Mackley is in the hands of a money-lender, and a broken leg prevents him from meeting a note when due. He succeeds in putting off the payment until a future date, in the hope that better times will come in the interim. His wife and daughter, Lucy, comprise his family. Lucy, just budding into womanhood, has formed an attachment for a young man, who had rendered herself and mother a little service one day. They have met several times and love has become mutual. She knows nothing of his avocation or his past, only that he is living in the neighborhood. One day she surprises him behind a big rock on the highway, just as the daily stage turns a bend in the road and approaches. Andy, her lover, seems slightly disconcerted, but soon recovers his wonted composure and good nature. On reaching home that day, she is told by her father and mother that they will be homeless unless she consents to marry the money-lender. Broken-hearted she writes a notes and places it on the big tree which has... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 April 1912 (USA)  »

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Rattling good exhibitions of spirited horseback riding
10 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

The title of this film could have well been changed to another that would have removed the suspicion of outlawry. This would have been all the more appropriate since there is not a deed of outlawry committed throughout the film. In these days, when so many uncalled for onslaughts are made on moving pictures by finical reformers, it is wise to take all precautions against the use of anything that will tend to prejudice either censor or audience against a film. This film shows that no man is altogether bad. Not only so; it shows that a man who has scouted law and danger may yet have the redeeming trait of self-sacrifice, in order that the woman he loves may escape a wrecked life. "A Road Agent's Love" is the product of Essanay's Western Company, with G. M. Anderson as producer, and actor in the titular role. There are several fine outdoor scenes in the film, with rattling good exhibitions of spirited horseback riding, and the photography is very pleasing. Together the incidents of the story smack of the West of the 60's or 70's, and they are dramatically worked out in the pictures.


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