Dave Ryland, an old prospector with a grub stake leaves his wife and grandson to seek his fortune. After a month in the hills his grub runs low, during which time he has not been able to ... See full summary »

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Richard Wangermann ...
Dave Ryland - the Sleeper (as Richard Wangeman)
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Bob - Dave's Friend
Priscilla Casperson ...
Dave's Grandchild
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Dave Ryland, an old prospector with a grub stake leaves his wife and grandson to seek his fortune. After a month in the hills his grub runs low, during which time he has not been able to strike anything or communicate with his wife. She, in the meantime, has been dispossessed by the landlord. Two drunken cowboys see old Dave asleep and, being fall of whiskey, determine to play a joke on him by locating a claim beside him while he is asleep. They build a monument and write out a location notice. Old Dave wakes up and finds that his hand falls upon one of the richest pieces of ore he has ever seen. Robert Adair, meanwhile, has found old Dave's wife and grandson and taken them into his home. Dave rushes into town, but has not sufficient money to record his claim. Robert, who happens to be in the vicinity, assists him, taking him to his home, where the old people are re-united. Robert assists old Dave in developing his claim, which turns out to be one of the wealthiest mines the country ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 September 1912 (USA)  »

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