In "A Humble Hero" is told a simple but vivid and forceful story of canine intelligence that will hold the attention of all lovers of the motion picture drama. Its scenes are laid in the ... See full summary »

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John Sutton - an Engineer
Clay M. Greene ...
The Prospector (as Daddy Greene)
Fred Huntley ...
The Division Superintendent
Frank Clark ...
1st Claim Jumper
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2nd Claim Jumper (as Al E. Garcia)
Edward H. Philbrook ...
The Sheriff
George Hernandez ...
The Recorder
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Mrs. Sutton
Jacqueline Hayward ...
Little Mary Sutton
Charles E. 'Bunny' Feehan ...
The Mining Promoter (as Bunny Feehan)
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In "A Humble Hero" is told a simple but vivid and forceful story of canine intelligence that will hold the attention of all lovers of the motion picture drama. Its scenes are laid in the west amid desert and plain, mountains and dim trails, amid the wilds of unexplored country. Sutton, an engineer, fired by the tales told by a chance prospector, obtains leave of absence to prospect in a new region. Accompanied by Jocko, the humble hero of the story, he sets off waving a farewell to his wife and daughter. Out of food, he stumbles in his weakness and discovers an outcropping lode rich with gold. His find is jumped by two others who have trailed him, and one starts to record the claim while the other watches Sutton. How the faithful dog carried his master's discovery ahead and foiled the plot of the claim jumpers is told without a common view being made to tell the story. The race made by the canine hero is especially attractive and the end is a fitting climax to a well told romance of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 May 1912 (USA)  »

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