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The Fatal Scar (1913)

Ferro Cararo, a Mexican pagan in the hills of Mexico, has abducted two children in their youth and taught the older one to become a highwayman. Carlos, the older boy, a gentleman by birth, ... See full summary »

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Mary Ryan
Jesse Robinson
Richard Wangermann
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Ferro Cararo, a Mexican pagan in the hills of Mexico, has abducted two children in their youth and taught the older one to become a highwayman. Carlos, the older boy, a gentleman by birth, rebels against this life and at last determines to desert the old brigand. He divides his spoils with his teacher and departs for the States, taking his younger brother with him. Ten years later we find him well established in the community, having gained recognition by honesty and straightforwardness. He meets a beautiful girl through an accident to her brother. They become sweethearts. Ferro, the Mexican, finding it too hot for him in his native home, also departs for the States. An incident brings the teacher and the slave children together. Ferro recognizes the scar which he himself had made upon the wrist of Carlos. Ferro, fearing he would be recognized, determines to give Carlos up to the authorities, and inveigles the sheriff into running Carlos down and shooting him as a murderer and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 July 1913 (USA)  »

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We have little sympathy left for the hero
28 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Romaine Fielding is one of the best and most original producers in the business, but this is not one of his best pictures. He doesn't appear in it himself nor has he succeeded in getting real life into it. It doesn't convince, and then we have little sympathy left for the hero, once a highwayman, now engaged to a rich girl and afraid of his former comrade. - The Moving Picture World, August 23, 1913


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