A Brother's Loyalty (1913)

A brother sets out to prove his twin innocent of counterfeiting.


Theodore Wharton


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Cast overview:
Francis X. Bushman ... Paul / Hal
Beverly Bayne ... Hal's Wife
E.H. Calvert ... Detective
Norman Fowler Norman Fowler ... Counterfeiter
Margaret Steppling Margaret Steppling ... Hal's Child
Minor Watson ... (as Minor S. Watson)
Frank Dayton ... Poolroom Proprietor
Joseph Allen Sr. Joseph Allen Sr.


The play opens with a happy scene in the home of Hal, the erring brother. Through the persuasions of a friend, Hal begins to frequent a questionable pool room. His brother, Paul, a cleric, warns him against his evil associates, but Hal disregards Paul's counsels. In a short time he begins to play for money. He gets into a game with a young man, who unknown to him, is a notorious counterfeiter, one of a gang whose headquarters are under the pool room, and of which the pool room proprietor is a member. In settling the stakes, Hal is handed a couple of crisp new bills. One of these he unwittedly passes on a local merchant. In the meantime, a detective has been on the trail of the counterfeiters and has begun to suspect Hal. When the merchant shows him the "queer" and describes the man who "shoved" it on him, the detective begins a search for Hal. The latter is warned by a pal and goes to his brother Paul for counsel. Paul persuades Hal to let him (Paul) takes Hal's place. Accordingly, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Crime | Drama | Short







Release Date:

20 June 1913 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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First feature of Minor Watson. See more »

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Not powerful, but entertaining
19 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

In this two-reel number Francis X. Bushman appears in the dual role of twin brothers. As is usual in this sort of a story the leading character has to overcome the likelihood of confusing the plot and a certain aspect of improbability about the whole situation. Mr. Bushman succeeds in accomplishing this, and pulls the story through very creditably, some interesting examples of double exposure being recorded. The plot is a lively one, and in spite of the fact that it would have been practically impossible for the brothers to interchange positions in real life, we are willing to see it done in the pictures and glad when the counterfeiters are rounded up and both brothers safe and happy. Not powerful, but entertaining. - The Moving Picture World, July 5, 1913

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