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The Peculiar Nature of the White Man's Burden (1912)

The history of the picturesque northwest territory abounds with memorable tales of daring performed by members of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. Looming large among these deeds of ... See full summary »

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Corporal Billy Needham, R.N.W.M.P.
Lester Cuneo ...
Half-Breed Joe
Rex De Rosselli ...
Private Cooper
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Private Greeves
S.L. DeLong ...
Private Smith (as Shorty DeLong)
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Half Breed Juel
W.J. Rutherford ...
Half Breed Jim (as John Rutherford)
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The history of the picturesque northwest territory abounds with memorable tales of daring performed by members of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. Looming large among these deeds of daring is the story of how Corporal "Billy" Needham stamped out the "bootlegging" evil on his range. "Half-breed" Joe, a whiskey smuggler, had, for some time, been carrying on his unlawful barter among the Cree Indians, much to the annoyance of the R.N.W.M.P., and "Billy" Needham in particular. "Billy" gets track of "Joe" and trails him to his camp, where he captures him and confiscates two bottles of whiskey. He stops with his prisoner at his cabin for lunch, and while his back is turned, "Joe" empties every whiskey bottle and refills them with tea from "Billy's" teapot. When "Billy" tests this evidence he is dumbfounded, and releases "Joe." After he has gone "Billy" discovers other bottles are full of whiskey and also that his teapot is empty. Disgusted with having been so easily duped, he sets out ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 July 1912 (USA)  »

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