Harry Larned is a dispatcher on the Southern Pacific in Arizona, a young man trusted by Superintendent Sterritt, under whom he works, and already accepted by the superintendent's daughter, ... See full summary »

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Harry Larned - the Hobo
Frank Clark ...
W.G. Sterritt - Superintendent of the Railraod (as Frank M. Clark)
Frank Richardson ...
Jones - the Bookkeeper
Fred Huntley ...
The Station Agent at Edom
Fernando Gálvez ...
Manuel Garcia
Edward H. Philbrook ...
The Sheriff of Beaumont
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Haywood - the Banker
George Hernandez ...
Sam Sterritt's Chink
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Mrs. Smith
Nick Cogley ...
The Station Agent at Beaumont
Roy Watson ...
William - the Telegrapher
Count Alberti ...
The Barkeeper
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Lucy Sterritt - the Superintendent's Daughter
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Harry Larned is a dispatcher on the Southern Pacific in Arizona, a young man trusted by Superintendent Sterritt, under whom he works, and already accepted by the superintendent's daughter, Lucy, as her future husband. But the strain under which Harry works unnerves him to the point of taking occasional "nips" at bracers, and a party of careless youths of the town with whom he is on intimate terms unwittingly complete his downfall by the pernicious "treating" route. One evening Harry calls on Lucy after yielding to the importunities of the young "sports" to "have another," and his condition is such that he is ordered from the house by Superintendent Sterritt. Lucy returns him his ring. Harry is discharged from the railroad the next day. Some months after Harry's dismissal from the Sterritt home, Lucy is sent to Los Angeles for the heated spell. At a water tank in the desert, as Lucy sits reading on the observation car of the Limited, Harry, now a hobo, is hauled from beneath the train ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 March 1912 (USA)  »

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A pretty convincing grip on that "good" that is in the worst of us
18 October 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A good, interesting picture, very well managed and well photographed. The Selig stock company which is led and directed by Mr. Hobart Bosworth very seldom produces stories that lack substantial human interest or fail to have a wholesome optimistic outlook. They often get a pretty convincing grip on that "good" that is in the worst of us. This picture does that and does it in a pleasing, strong way. Mr. Bosworth plays the "Hobo" in this picture so that we believe the story, although a man of his facial expression can't very well show the characteristics of a man "on the down grade." When he gets to be a tramp, and he certainly does get to be one, and has much grime on his face, he is convincing enough. This hobo fell from good estate and landed on the bottom; but at his death he showed that he had kept the hero stuff in him all the while. The audience liked the picture. It will make good as a feature. - The Moving Picture World, April 6, 1912


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