Bill is discharged from Bar K Ranch and in his desperation decide to turn train robber. On his way to town he rescues Myrtle Mulligan, who has been driven from protection to the high ... See full summary »
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Bill is discharged from Bar K Ranch and in his desperation decide to turn train robber. On his way to town he rescues Myrtle Mulligan, who has been driven from protection to the high branches of a tree by a vicious bull. Arriving in town Bill applies to the superintendent of the railroad and secures a job as track walker. Pinto Joe, a friendly Indian, learns of Bill's train wrecking plans, and tells Myrtle about it. Hearing Bill intends to dynamite the bridge the plucky girl decides to take a hand in the game. Arriving on the scene just after Bill has lighted the fuse she fearlessly picks up the cartridge and throws it where it can do little damage. Rushing up the bank to the track she flags the oncoming train. When the passengers and trainmen cluster about her to learn the cause of the explosion she tells them that Bill saved their lives by finding the burning fuse just in time to prevent the blowing up of the bridge. Bill, realizing that Myrtle had rescued him from a perilous ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 March 1911 (USA)  »

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The Accidental Hero
10 October 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

When Bill is fired from his job on the ranch, he rescues Alice Joyce from a a rampaging cow. When he suggests a spot of train robbing with a half breed, it's up to his two friends to frustrate his plans in this Kalem short movie.

The Eye Institute identifies "Bill" as George Melford, later a distinguished and distinctive movie director, as does an acquaintance who is certain it is Melford. The IMDb is not so sure.

In any case, this movie turns many of the commonly accepted tropes of what movies used to do on their heads. It's the half-breed who is a good guy and it's Miss Joyce who is the action heroine in this movie. Kalem often had their lady stars running and riding about and with this one, Alice Joyce, who in a decade would be playing more conventional heroines, tossing around sticks of dynamite.


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