Having sold out a good stock of cattle, the ranchman "sets 'cm up" for the boys at the town café, and in paying the bill, displays an enviable roll of greenbacks. Frank Hawley, a ... See full summary »

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Jim Hawley - the Ranchman
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Mary Hawley - the Ranchman's Daughter
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Pete - Mary's Sweetheart
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Frank Hawley
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Having sold out a good stock of cattle, the ranchman "sets 'cm up" for the boys at the town café, and in paying the bill, displays an enviable roll of greenbacks. Frank Hawley, a professional gambler, entices him into a game of poker, where, by the crooked work of the gambler and his confederates, the ranchman loses all and in the hope of "coming back" borrows from Hawley, only to lose again. It is the ranchman's "debt of honor" and he takes Hawley home with him to show him a goodly stock of horses, the sale of which will more than pay the debt. But Hawley becomes at once interested in the ranchman's daughter, Mary, who, however, has a lover, and spurns the gambler's attentions, dealing him a blow on the face for forwardness. Hawley becomes more than ever determined to have her for his wife by fair means or foul. He directs the theft of the ranchman's horses, then demands his money. But he did not count on losing his fat wallet in the very stables that he robbed, which Mary finds and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short | Western

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28 December 1911 (USA)  »

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