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Was He a Coward? (1911)

Norris gets a job as a ranch hand and falls in love with Kate, the rancher's daughter. The jealous foreman challenges him to a fight, but he refuses, and Kate thinks he's a coward. When ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writer:

Emmett C. Hall
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wilfred Lucas ... Norris Hilton
Joseph Graybill ... Hilton's Friend
W. Chrystie Miller ... The Rancher
Blanche Sweet ... Kate - the Rancher's Daughter
Dell Henderson ... The Foreman
Kate Toncray Kate Toncray ... The Maid
Francis J. Grandon ... The Doctor
Guy Hedlund ... The Indian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William J. Butler William J. Butler ... At Train Station
John T. Dillon John T. Dillon ... At Ranch (as Jack Dillon)
Grace Henderson Grace Henderson ... At Ranch
George Nichols ... At Ranch
Alfred Paget ... At Ranch
W.C. Robinson W.C. Robinson ... At Ranch
Charles West Charles West ... At Ranch
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Norris gets a job as a ranch hand and falls in love with Kate, the rancher's daughter. The jealous foreman challenges him to a fight, but he refuses, and Kate thinks he's a coward. When smallpox hits the ranch, Norris cares for the sick at the risk of his own life, and shows Kate his true heroism. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1911 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

El Monte, California, USA

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Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It is one of those Biograph sermons that have made a favorable impression
10 January 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

In this photoplay the fact is plainly illustrated that there are two varieties of bravery. One brutal and the other moral, the truest kind of bravery. This film represents a man who had comparatively little of the former, but when all others were frightened at the outbreak of a dangerous disease, he nursed the victims back to health, almost losing his own life in doing it. The film is one of those that appeal very strongly to a sentiment which lies dormant in the heart of every person and always is ready to appear on any display of true courage. It is one of those Biograph sermons that have made a favorable impression ever since they began to appear upon the screens. Through it runs a love story which gives it heart interest and develops more tenderness than would be the case without it. When love and bravery are united the resulting film is always apt to be pleasing. - The Moving Picture World, April 29, 1911


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