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The Gold Prospectors (1909)

Les chercheurs d'or (original title)
In the first scene we see the prospectors in their camp, and then watch them as they start out for the mines, where they toil all day in search of the precious metal. In the evening they ... See full summary »

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Jean Kemm
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In the first scene we see the prospectors in their camp, and then watch them as they start out for the mines, where they toil all day in search of the precious metal. In the evening they return to the camp and divide the day's finding. They sleep out in the open with but one man acting as sentinel, keeping watch over the outfit, and ready to spread the alarm in the event of an attack by the Indians. The savages who are constantly on the lookout for an opportunity to attack the white men, survey the country from their hiding place in the mountains, where from the tall peaks they are able to see everything that goes on in the camp below. In the calm of night they quietly steal down on the prospectors, taking the sentinel unawares, put him to death. They then gather up everything of value and hasten away to their hiding place in the mountains. Some scouts on the outpost follow the red men and on discovering their hiding place, return to the camp and give the alarm. Immediately the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 April 1909 (USA)  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with The Clever Reporter (1909). See more »

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