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The Escape (1913)

Jim Bolt, a desperate convict, succeeds in escaping from the prison. He skulks through the woods with the prison guards in pursuit and finally takes refuge in an old barn. Jack, the young ... See full summary »
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Jim Bolt - the Convict
M.E. Hannefy ...
The Prison Guard
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Jasper Binns - the Farmer
Lew Landers ...
Joe Binns - the Farmer's Son (as Louis Friendlander)
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Jim Bolt, a desperate convict, succeeds in escaping from the prison. He skulks through the woods with the prison guards in pursuit and finally takes refuge in an old barn. Jack, the young son of farmer Binns, proves unpopular with his playmates, and entertains himself with a copy of "Lariat Bill, the Terror of the West." The style of literature does not appeal to the father, who reprimands the lad. Jack, finding a piece of rope, goes into the woods and climbs a tree, where he makes a lariat and implores an Indian or a buffalo to come his way. Meanwhile the children, who have been playing in the yard, go into the barn during their game of hide and seek. Bolt, who has covered himself with hay, is disturbed. Through a knothole he sees the guards, who have found his trail, are about to enter. Picking up one of the children he backs out of the building, using the little one as a shield. As the convict passes under the tree, Jack, discovering the little girl's peril, tosses his lasso and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 August 1913 (USA)  »

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Bright and full of poetry
4 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

This picture offers a very interesting contrast. On one side are pictures of a prisoner in stripes escaping, on the other, children playing about a farm. It is a farm boy feud of wild west literature and playing with a lasso, who suddenly finds real need of his rope. At the same time he saves his little sister whom the bad man is using as a shield to keep his pursuers from shooting. The farm scenes with the children are bright and full of poetry and the picture makes an acceptable offering. - The Moving Picture World, September 6, 1913


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