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Why Broncho Billy Left Bear County (1913)

Through a kindly act Broncho Billy earns the deep gratitude of Marion Rivers, who presents him with a Bible. Not long afterwards, she comes upon him as he is about to hold up the stage, but... See full summary »
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Marion Rivers
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Old Man Rivers
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The Bartender
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The Druggist
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The Sheriff
Slim Padgett ...
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Frank Pementel ...
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Harry Keenan ...
The Minister
Stanley Sargent
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Thomas J. Crizer ...
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David Kirkland
Charles La Due
Edna Nash ...
Heavenly Twin
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Through a kindly act Broncho Billy earns the deep gratitude of Marion Rivers, who presents him with a Bible. Not long afterwards, she comes upon him as he is about to hold up the stage, but at sight of the girl he is overwhelmed with shame and taking out the little Bible promises her that he will live honorably. In the meantime, Marion's father holds up the stage at another point, and one of the stagecoach drivers, mounting a bareback pony, rides off for the sheriff. Broncho Billy sees Rivers get away with the money, and when he hears the sheriff and his men coming, for Marion's sake he goes to warn her father. To shield him, he takes the bags of money and rides away with the men after him. He leaves the money at the mile post with a, note saying: "Sheriff: I'm through with Bear County, this stick-up was my last," and rides across the border. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 September 1913 (USA)  »

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My Guess Would Be Bears
23 November 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

....and I would be wrong. Well, it's not the first time. It seems that Marguerite Clayton is on the warpath against sin, and when a man can't buy himself a pint of cheap rye to go, or rob a stage coach without some consarned nosy female in gingham raising a fuss, then it's time for a man to take his Gabby Hayes imitation and move on.

Although women hadn't gotten the vote just yet, it was on the horizon, and a bunch of unworkable proposals to make people better, like Prohibition and Daylight Savings would follow in short order. While his vehicles ran the gamut from rowdy comedies to black melodramas, Broncho Billy Anderson was rarely a satirist, but this falls pretty much in his wheelhouse of movies and offers some sardonic comments on what it takes to actually reform a bad 'un.


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