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The Certainty of Man (1914)

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The cock-sure deputy sheriff, through circumstantial evidence, places the positive guilt of a certain crime on a man he had previously esteemed a friend. His sworn testimony on the witness ... See full summary »

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Sydney Ayres ...
Fred, a Cock-Sure Deputy Sheriff
Harry von Meter ...
Pennington the Postmaster
Vivian Rich ...
Lucille, Pennington's Ward
Charlotte Burton ...
Mary, Lucille's Mother
Jack Richardson ...
Allen, the Geologist
Chick Morrison ...
Davis, the Sheriff (as Charles Morrison)
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The cock-sure deputy sheriff, through circumstantial evidence, places the positive guilt of a certain crime on a man he had previously esteemed a friend. His sworn testimony on the witness stand in the murder trial convicts this man, the foster-father of his sweetheart. The real murderer is a well-known bandit, who in an attempted hold-up kills the man whom at first he merely intended to rob. The deputy is called to another town to identify the man who has been severely wounded, and in him finds the real murdered who, on his death-bed, confesses to the crime. The deputy telegraphs the circumstances, having, as he thinks, ample time to prevent the execution of the law, which has decreed death on an innocent man. As he enters the room, a clock which has been set wrong by a boy who had also the cock-sure instinct that his watch was right and the clock wrong, shows the times as 3:23 and the execution had been set for 3:00. Without stopping to reason, the cock-sure man loses his nerve as ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Western

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1 April 1914 (USA)  »

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