Jennie Rock was telegraph operator and station agent at a little town in New Mexico. Her brother was an engineer on the same railroad. One day a troop of cavalry stopped at the station and ... See full summary »
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Jennie Rock was telegraph operator and station agent at a little town in New Mexico. Her brother was an engineer on the same railroad. One day a troop of cavalry stopped at the station and Sergeant Berger came in to inquire for a telegram. The sergeant liked Jennie's looks. He told her that he, too, was a telegraph operator attached to the signal corps and invited her to call on him at the post. A few weeks later Jennie found opportunity to do so. She became much interested in a field telegraph instrument used by the troop to cut in on line wires in sending messages from the field. The gallant sergeant had a duplicate of it, which he presented to Jennie. When the girl arrived home she was shocked to find her brother intoxicated. A message arrived ordering him to take out a special express car. To save him from disgrace Jennie determined to dress in his clothes and take out the train, which she did. Robbers had heard of the big money shipment and they held up the train. Now, Jennie had... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 December 1911 (USA)  »

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Does credit to Uncle Sam's boys
8 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A very commendable picture in which a heroine, who will strongly appeal to spectators, saves a large invoice of gold from Mexican bandits. She was agent at a small station in the west and, being an operator herself, had made friends with a sergeant in a U.S. cavalry troop who also could operate the key. One day she found that her brother, an engineer on the railroad, was too drunk to do his duty. She, dressed in his overhauls and went as his substitute, driving the locomotive. That afternoon there was a cargo of gold in the express car and a gang of bandits held up the train. When no one was looking she climbed to the telegraph line cut into it and called up her friend the sergeant, who sent the troop of horsemen to the rescue. The band had got the gold and was ready to make off when the boys in khaki appear. They come galloping into the picture in thrilling style. The capture is made in a way that does credit to Uncle Sam's boys; they are real soldiers. The last scene, in which the sergeant comforts the girl with praises that were needed, because she was suffering a nervous reaction after her gallant exploit, is very satisfactory. - The Moving Picture World, December 30, 1911


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