With the Enemy's Help (1912)

The discouraged prospector is about to give up his search for the coveted ore, when he hears his two little children praying, "Please, God, help papa find gold." Their faith gives him new ... See full summary »

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Wilfred Lucas
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Charles West Charles West ... The Prospector
Blanche Sweet ... The Prospector's Wife
Mary Pickford ... Faro Kate
Charles Hill Mailes ... Faro Kate's Husband
Edna Foster ... The Prospector's Daughter
Charles Gorman Charles Gorman ... The Sheriff
J. Jiquel Lanoe J. Jiquel Lanoe ... The Claim Assessor
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The discouraged prospector is about to give up his search for the coveted ore, when he hears his two little children praying, "Please, God, help papa find gold." Their faith gives him new hope and their prayer is efficacious, for he does find it and so stakes the claim, intending to register it at his earliest opportunity. While the little family is lunching at their camp, "Faro Kate" and her gambler husband ride by the claim and jump it, the husband urging Kate to go to the Claim Office and register it. Kate, who does not see the necessity for haste, is slow in starting. When the prospector returns to his "diggings" he finds the gambler in possession and in the struggle which ensues the prospector falls and is hurt. The prospector's wife, arriving at the claim, realizes the situation in a flash and is determined to win the race to the Claim Office, for she feels that the claim jumper has started for that place. By a most unique trick of fate she wins out. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1912 (USA) See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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A feature of the Biograph programme at the Chicago Exhibitors' Convention
21 January 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This story of the prospector for gold may not be on a new theme, but it is served up in a new way, and very interestingly. Little Mary, as the wife of the claim jumper, takes the part of Faro Kate, and as one of the untamed "wild and woolly" proves that she can hold her own with the best of the specialists in that department of moving picture entertainment. Mr. Mailes played true part of the claim-jumper for all there was in it and added materially to the realism of the picture. Miss Sweet, as the wife of the prospector, was all her name implies. The prospector, his children, a boy and a girl, and in fact the entire company give us in this film their best work. It may be added that this picture was a feature of the Biograph programme at the Chicago Exhibitors' Convention. - The Moving Picture World, August 31, 1912


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