The story depicts in a thrilling manner the intertwining affections of a young American army Lieutenant, his famous charger named "Bunkie," a passionate Apache maiden who is a hostage at ... See full summary »

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Busy the Horse ...
Bunkie (as Busy the Selig Horse)
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Lt. Brooks
Fred Huntley ...
Maj. Ford
Phil Stratton ...
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The story depicts in a thrilling manner the intertwining affections of a young American army Lieutenant, his famous charger named "Bunkie," a passionate Apache maiden who is a hostage at the fort, and the Lieutenant's avowed sweetheart, daughter of the commandant of the Arizona army post. Lieut. Brooks, of the cavalry, owns a famous army horse. He is engaged to Miss Ford, who lives with her father, the Major, at the post. One day Brooks is ordered out to round up a band of renegade Apaches. The Indians ambush the detachment; the handful of soldiers is slain. Brooks lies wounded at the mouth of a canyon. "Bunkie" succeeds in bringing Brooks to his senses. Brooks pulls himself to "Bunkie's" back and the horse starts for the post. Indians pursue and "Bunkie" barely reaches the fort gate in time. Naida, daughter of an Apache chief, falls in love with Brooks while helping to nurse him. One night, delirious, Brooks thinks he hears the battle call, aims himself and escapes from his room to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 February 1912 (USA)  »

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It is fresh and interesting; at its climax it held the audience's attention very strongly
5 September 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A story in which "Bunkie," a soldier's horse, figures largely. It is fresh and interesting; at its climax it held the audience's attention very strongly. In fact, this part of the picture, so well conceived, so simply acted and conducted as it is, deserves high praise as a true work of art. Bunkie is owned by Lieutenant Brown (Hobart Bosworth) and in the early scenes saves his life after he had been badly wounded by Indians, The horse helps him up and then carries him safely to the post. His wounds bring on fever and delirium through which he is nursed by his fiancée and by an Apache girl, a sort of servant who also loves him. The climax, in which this Indian girl attempts to lead him in his delirium, away to her people so that he may marry her, is led up to by a fairly convincing train of circumstances. The horse follows. The drama, up to its denouement, is then carried forward by these three and is finely accomplished, Bosworth and the Apache maid both showing marked artistic work. Because of this, the picture may be relied upon as a safe feature. It is well photographed and of full length. - The Moving Picture World, February 17, 1912


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