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The Twisted Trail (1910)

Ranch hand Bob Gorman loves pretty Molly Hendricks, and Daddy isn't happy about that. Then Bob is falsely accused of killing Mr. Hendricks. Soon we will discover whether Bob will sacrifice his own life to prove his love for Molly.




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Credited cast:
Molly Hendricks
Bob Gorman
Mr. Hendricks
Kate Bruce ...
Mrs. Hendricks
W. Chrystie Miller ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ranch Hand
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Frank Opperman ...
Among Pursuers / Indian
Ranch Hand
Charles West ...
Among Pursuers
Girl on Farm


Molly Hendricks is about to head 'back East' to school. Ranch hand Bob Gorman decides this is the time to proclaim his love for Molly, and Daddy is not pleased by this revelation. But Bob is an excellent hand and Molly is going away, so Mr. Hendricks keeps Bob on. However, after one year Molly is coming back home; and Bob makes no secret of the fact that his feelings haven't changed. Daddy and Bob get into a heated argument which proves too much for the old man's heart, and he dies. Now everyone thinks that Bob has killed him in some way, so Bob flees for his life to the mountains. Now wouldn't you know it, Molly is coming back through those very mountains and she is attacked by Indians. It's faithful Bob to the rescue, and Molly is saved. Now Bob decides that he must bring Molly safely home, knowing that this act will probably cost him his life. And it would have too. Only the coroner arrives in the nick of time with the news that Daddy's death was due to natural causes; and Bob is ... Written by Geezer Noir

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24 March 1910 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Twisted Trail: A Story of Fate in the Mountain Wilds  »

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The 35 Year Old D.W. Griffith
31 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This was filmed in the rustic area of Sierra Madre (as in 'The Treasure of..'), and starred Mary Pickford. She was quite fortunate to work with Griffith, DeMille, set up United Artists with Charles Chaplin, and then marry Douglas Fairbanks. What a fulfilled life for a silent movie actress.

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