Reardon is a fireman on a yard engine. He is very much in love with Molly Duncan, the roadmaster's daughter, and Molly thinks that Reardon is the candy, but when they come to talk things ... See full summary »
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Reardon - the Railroad Fireman
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Molly Duncan - Harry's Sweetheart - the Roadmaster's Daughter
Nellie Prescott ...
The Superintendent's Little Daughter
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Reardon is a fireman on a yard engine. He is very much in love with Molly Duncan, the roadmaster's daughter, and Molly thinks that Reardon is the candy, but when they come to talk things over with the old man Duncan, they run up against a snag, for Duncan assures Reardon emphatically that he is far too presumptuous and that nothing an short of engineer is good enough for his daughter. The loving couple are very much dismayed at this turn of affairs, but Reardon valiantly resolves that he will get an engine or die in the attempt. The next day as the superintendent comes to the office Reardon stops him and asks for an engine but is assured that he is not yet capable of handling one and his application is turned down. The superintendent's little daughter, who is a warm admirer of Reardon, comes to make him a little visit and as they are talking, the limited express pulls in. Reardon shows the child the workings of the yard engine, and in the midst of the conversation is called away. He ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 June 1912 (USA)  »

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We can commend it as a desirable offering
11 December 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A fresh railroad story. We can commend it as a desirable offering. A large audience watched it with interest and the comments of strangers near us were favorable. It has the elements of popularity. The story is simple, human and straightforward, with very little that is melodramatic. A young fireman is in love. The girl's father refuses him, because he isn't an engineer. He vainly applies to the superintendent for an engine. The superintendent's little girl gets up on an engine and starts it. The fireman takes, by force, another engine and. after a chase down the track, saves the child at the risk of his life. The actor himself ran some risk, though the locomotives were going slowly when he climbed from one to the other. It is pretty well photographed. A good picture to show. - The Moving Picture World, July 13, 1912


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