Part One: The Williams family are en route west, when they are overtaken by the Danites and all are killed but Nancy Williams and her little brother, Georgie. They eventually are picked up ... See full summary »

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Sandy - Miner
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Nancy Williams
George Hernandez ...
The Judge
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Parson - a Miner
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Limber Tim - a Miner
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The Widowed Schoolteacher
Roy Watson ...
Hickman - a Danite
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Carter - a Danite (as Al E. Garcia)
Fred Huntley ...
Chink - the Chinaman
Frank Richardson ...
The Stage Driver
Frank Clark ...
Grasshopper Jake
Edward H. Philbrook ...
Jack Bates - a Miner (as Edward Philbrook)
Anna Dodge ...
Captain Tommie
Jane Keckley ...
Bunker Hill
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Harry Dean
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Part One: The Williams family are en route west, when they are overtaken by the Danites and all are killed but Nancy Williams and her little brother, Georgie. They eventually are picked up by another emigrant train and allowed to go on with them. The Danites return to their chief, where they report all but two are killed and receive orders to pick up their trail and never leave it until they, too, are killed. They proceed on their quest and incidentally join the emigrant train of which Nancy and Georgie are members. Stopping for the night, the "Danites," Hickman and Carter, recognize little Georgie, and seeing their chance, kill him and ride away. Nancy gets her gun and starts after them. Nancy, being unable to find the murderers, returns to the camp and finds it deserted, except for the grave of little Georgie. From the top of a hill she sees a hunter's cabin, and an idea comes to her and she makes her way to it. Entering, she cuts her hair and takes a suit of the hunter's son's ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 February 1912 (USA)  »

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The story grips and makes us revolt at the horror of her persecution
23 September 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This picture illustrates how unfortunate a two reel subject is when its parts are released on separate days. The picture tells a story of the early West and shows the "Danites" (we don't learn who they are) as following to the death William's family (we don't know why). The picture opens too late in the story to show us these things and those who saw only the first half must he carried little away with them, except a sense of the epic grandeur of the stirring days of migration across the prairies. This part is filled with stirring scenes. The second part is more dramatic, but those who saw only it could hardly have known who Nancy was, nor why the two men (Danites) were following her. Yet this part of the story grips and makes us revolt at the horror of her persecution. Deep emotions come into play in the action at the end of the story and the acting rises into real humor and eloquence at times. Both parts are very well photographed. - The Moving Picture World, February 24, 1912


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