George and Charles Wendell find they both love Clara Palmer and she is not disposed to show favor to either. To set their minds at rest they ask her to choose between them. Frivolous and ... See full summary »

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George Wendell
Pauline Bush ...
Clara Palmer
Jack Richardson ...
Charles Wendell - George's Brother
George Periolat ...
The Hermit
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George and Charles Wendell find they both love Clara Palmer and she is not disposed to show favor to either. To set their minds at rest they ask her to choose between them. Frivolous and shallow, with no desire to lose the attentions of either man, she tells them both to seek a fortune for her and she promises to marry the most successful. Charles, the younger brother, realized that punching cattle is a very slow method of accumulating wealth and starts for the mountains to try his hand at mining. George remains at the ranch and wins favor with the fickle maiden. Charles, in his quest in the mountains, becomes injured and is succored by an old miner, known as the "Hermit of the Hills." The hermit takes him to his cave and tenderly nurses him back to health and strength. The old hermit has accumulated a fortune in gold ore and Charles discovers its hiding place. Filled only with thoughts of Clara and her promise, Charles assaults his benefactor unawares, and, leaving him for dead, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 June 1911 (USA)  »

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Well worked out and was favorably received
25 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The most dramatic scene in this picture is where the young man, having received the gold from the hermit, gives a portion of it to the shallow girl whom he once loved, but whose vanity and desire for wealth the picture shows, has made one man a criminal and caused the death of another, after which he showers the rest upon the dead man's grave in contempt. The story of the girl loved by two men ordering them to make a fortune for her and saying she would marry the one who succeeded first is interesting. The discovery of the hermit's hoard, the fight which ends in his being hurt so badly that he goes insane, and the actions of the girl when first one brother, then the other, seems successful in getting the gold she wants make good scenes. But at the climax the action of the brother when he spurns the gold and the girl alike is sufficiently dramatic and inspiring to win the admiration of any audience. This film is strong, well worked out and was favorably received where this reviewer saw it. - The Moving Picture World, July 8, 1911


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