Romance of the Rails (1912)

Old Silas Barton has lived many years in a cottage owned by the Central and Southern Railroad. Having had no use for the property the company has paid no attention to it, but when a new ... See full summary »

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Harold M. Shaw

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Cast

Cast overview:
William West ... Silas Barton - the Squatter
Bessie Learn ... Alice - the Squatter's Niece
George Lessey ... Frank Denning
Harry B. Eytinge Harry B. Eytinge ... The Railroad Superintendent (as Harry Eytinge)
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Old Silas Barton has lived many years in a cottage owned by the Central and Southern Railroad. Having had no use for the property the company has paid no attention to it, but when a new spur is contemplated Barton is ordered to vacate. He refuses, and the legal department of the road threatens to eject him. Frank Denning, assistant to the superintendent, is sent as the company's representative. He meets Barton's niece, and tells her of his mission. Denning and Alice, in time, learn to love each other and he is a steady caller, but always unknown to the uncle. When Barton is handed the notice of ejectment he foolishly connects the agent Denning with the order and threatens revenge on him. He heard Denning tell Alice that he has business further up the road, but will return on his velocipede later. The old man locks the doors and nails the windows down; takes his revolver and starts out to revenge himself upon the young man by shooting him from under the bridge. Alice breaks through the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1912 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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