The Vaquero's Vow (1908)

Manuella, a beautiful Mexican girl, is the object of the pure, honest affections of Renaldo, a poor Vaquero, and while she is touched by his tender attentions, she shows a decided ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

Writer:

D.W. Griffith
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Credited cast:
Charles Inslee ... Renaldo
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... Gonzales
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson
Gladys Egan ... Little Girl
Frank Evans Frank Evans
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Wedding Party / Bartender
Arthur V. Johnson ... Wedding Party / In Bar
Florence Lawrence ... Wedding Party / In Bar
Wilfred Lucas
Jeanie Macpherson
Mack Sennett ... Wedding Party / In Bar
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Manuella, a beautiful Mexican girl, is the object of the pure, honest affections of Renaldo, a poor Vaquero, and while she is touched by his tender attentions, she shows a decided preference for Gonzales, a dashing young musician, who, being the beau ideal of the senoritas 'round about, hence Manuella feels immeasurably flattered by his advances. Little does she realize that his attentions are induced by selfishness, for he knows that her father is well provided with earthly possessions, which he hopes to share. Rejecting Renaldo, she marries Gonzales. At the ceremony Renaldo, though an unbidden guest, approaches and, acquainted with the true nature of the musician, warns him to be faithful to his bride or beware. Gonzales treats this with extreme sangfroid, and when the guests have departed insists upon opening the marriage-box, expecting a goodly sum of money, but his rage is unconfined when he finds it yields but a sheet of paper, on which is written: "Her husband's love is the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Action | Short | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1908 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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$5 Per Day
31 December 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 33 year D.W. Griffith was earning $5 per day working on this film. He agreed with the studio executives that if his directing career went pear-shaped that they would offer him his screen acting back. His wife, Linda Arvidson, was also earning $5 per day on this film.


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