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An Enemy's Aid (1913)

Tom Richards is a well-liked young miner, who is, however, the subject of much ridicule because of his patient and fruitless search for a "lost lode." believed by everyone to be a myth. Tom... See full summary »
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Tom Richards
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Jess King
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Dan Larsen
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Old King - Jess's Father
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Tom Richards is a well-liked young miner, who is, however, the subject of much ridicule because of his patient and fruitless search for a "lost lode." believed by everyone to be a myth. Tom is shown favor by Jess King, the daughter of the local rich man, and thereby incurs the bitter enmity of Dan Larsen, a handsome and superficial rascal who has marked the girl for his own. Tom proves Larsen a cowardly bully, and Larsen determines to find some secret method of revenge. Previous to her meeting with Tom, Jess had been quite willing to listen to Larsen. Her father has no objection to Tom, except on the score of his poverty. By secretly watching, Larsen discovers that Tom is most regular in his habits, returning to his cabin exactly at noon each day. Larsen attaches a long fuse to Tom's store of blasting powder, which is in a shed built against the cabin, leads it to a concealed spot, and arranges a candle so that the fuse will be ignited at a carefully calculated moment. The candle, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 December 1913 (USA)  »

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The blow-up-your-cabin kind
17 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

A lurid melodrama in which the lead is played by Edgar Jones. The story is of jealousy and revenge, or rather attempted revenge, the blow-up-your-cabin kind. It will interest those who like thrillers. - The Moving Picture World, December 27, 1913


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