Two of the workmen, Tom and Jim, whose fists are as hard as steel but whose hearts are of sterling worth, are in love with the same lady. Tom believes that Jim is the successful one and ... See full summary »
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Two of the workmen, Tom and Jim, whose fists are as hard as steel but whose hearts are of sterling worth, are in love with the same lady. Tom believes that Jim is the successful one and though hard hit, takes the blow like a man; but the supreme test of friendship comes when Jim, who has a quarrel with a truck driver on the top of a huge sky structure, is knocked unconscious and is hung out over the sidewalk twenty-two stories below. The slightest move one way or the other and he is dashed to death, and when Tom is called upon to save Jim's life at the risk of his own, it is a fest that proves the mettle of the man. There they swing in mid-air, Tom and Jim, clinging together at this dizzy height. A thriller, a supremely dramatic moment in the motion picture art. The rescue and the winning of the girl by Tom gives a sweet touch of human nature to the close of this exciting picture. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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It presents scenes which might actually occur
26 October 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A melodrama, presenting a life-saving episode, supposed to take place on the frame of a skyscraper, many stories above the street. It is a story of two men, wanting the same girl, but they do not sulk, nor swear revenge. One gives up, and works alongside the one whom he supposes to be more fortunate. Then comes the accident, and one barely misses falling to the street below, from which perilous position he is rescued by his comrade. Then, the rescuer, who believes himself unsuccessful, ultimately wins the girl. While the picture is melodramatic in the story it tells, it presents scenes which might actually occur, and therefore, has a stronger interest than it might otherwise possess. It refrains from representing the two men as fighting, something which deserves commendation. It accurately portrays the construction of a skyscraper, hence conveys valuable information, all qualities which will be recognizes as important. - The Moving Picture World, January 21, 1911


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