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The Story of the Indian Ledge (1911)

We are first made acquainted with an Indian guide, who is showing some travelers the sights of the river. Arriving opposite an Indian ledge, he tells them a story. It concerns itself with a... See full summary »

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... The Young Indian Brave
... White Arrow
... A Tourist
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Ethel Browning ... A Tourist
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We are first made acquainted with an Indian guide, who is showing some travelers the sights of the river. Arriving opposite an Indian ledge, he tells them a story. It concerns itself with a young brave who loves little White Arrow, the big chief's daughter. We see the progress of their love, amidst the wild beauties of the forest and finally their attempt to elope, in which they are foiled by the big chief. The question of punishment for the young brave is answered by a plan of the tribal medicine man. He has a potion of magic quality and promises to give it to the young brave, putting him into a death-like slumber, and lower him into the devil's pit, a wonderful hole in the solid ruck. This, of course, ends the pretty love story of Little White Arrow, and the guide then tells how, after the pale-faced man came to the island, the body of the young brave was discovered and by a learned professor restored to life. We then follow the initiation of the Indian into modern civilization. We ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 November 1911 (USA)  »

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It is dramatic and fresh
24 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

There is a kind of novel (the same is true of pictures) that might be called a pipe-dream novel. It merely furnishes us with a dream of fame and fortune better than we could spin for ourselves. Then there's the dream-fancy picture or novel. It is much harder to think up, but it is much more satisfying and delightful. The dream-fancy is never more fascinating than when it takes us back of the time curtain, as that popular drama, "On the Road to Yesterday," did. It is certainly a treat to be carried backward or forward or any way at all out of time convincingly. That is what this picture does. It is a dream-fancy told to a party in a motor boat passing Indian Ledge. We see the ledge approaching and then the story is told of the Indian who, centuries before, was put to sleep by a manic drug and left in a tiny care, to be pulled out and revived by some tourists. He has a very exciting time till he is scared to a stone image by a big steamboat that comes on him unexpectedly. Then, the story being ended, the ledge is shown again nearby, and we see the stone Indian marked on the cliff. Mark McDcrmott plays the Indian very well indeed. It is dramatic and fresh; a very good picture indeed. - The Moving Picture World, December 2, 1911


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