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Young Bedford is accepted by a girl who loves and marries him, thereby making Dillon, the rejected suitor, an enemy for life. Both men are contractors, and put in a bid for a large dam to ... See full summary »

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Young Bedford is accepted by a girl who loves and marries him, thereby making Dillon, the rejected suitor, an enemy for life. Both men are contractors, and put in a bid for a large dam to be completed within a year, under a forfeit of $25,000. The contract is awarded Bedford, which makes Dillon more vindictive. We are shown scenes of the work in progress. Bedford is getting worried as to whether he will be able to get the work through on time. At this juncture Dillon disguises himself, and gets Bedford to hire him as a foreman. As soon as he gets to work he does his best to keep the men from working as hard as they did. Time goes on until it is but two days from the expiration of the contract. Dillon writes a fake telegram to Bedford, saying that he can get a number of men from a neighboring town, by making personal application. Bedford hurries there immediately. While away, Dillon succeeds in getting the men to stop work. All cease with the exception of one man who informs Mrs. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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It seems a little thin
17 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

The accepted suitor and the rejected suitor compete for the contract to make the dam and the happy suitor wins again. The time limit for its construction is a year with a $25,000 forfeit. The other man disguised gets a job as foreman and delays the work in many villainous ways. It looks badly for the contractor, for at a critical moment a false telegram has got him out of the way. His wife, however, takes a hand and the dam is finished on time. It is a well-constructed and well- acted melodrama, but it seems a little thin; the situation is not drawn sharp enough to be poignant. - The Moving Picture World, October 7, 1911


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