The Little Sister (1914)

Little Nell keeps house for her two brothers, who have a cabin near a placer claim, where they wash out pay-dust so rapidly that they have accumulated quite a store of it, which gives an ... See full summary »

Director:

William Duncan

Writer:

Merla Marion Metcalf (scenario)
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Cast overview:
William Duncan ... First Prospector
Tom Mix ... Second Prospector
Grace Tregarthen Grace Tregarthen ... Nell
Lester Cuneo Lester Cuneo ... First Badman
Charles Wheelock ... Second Badman
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Little Nell keeps house for her two brothers, who have a cabin near a placer claim, where they wash out pay-dust so rapidly that they have accumulated quite a store of it, which gives an added responsibility to the little girl, to watch its hiding place. She is further burdened with the care of a small baby sister, and although she is but a child herself, she feels the double responsibility of her position. Two villains, who know the existence of the gold dust cache, come to the, cabin to lift it. Nell, however, has seen them coming from a distance and suspecting their intent, places the treasure in the cradle under the baby. Consequently, when the men search the cabin they cannot find it. They threaten the little girl, but she refuses to tell them anything and cautions them that the baby is ill. When the men depart, she makes a rush to the claim by a short trail to tell her brothers, and they miss her on the way home, finding both her and the gold gone. They are about to start out ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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A simple Western story
9 May 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is a simple Western story, in which the little girl keeps house for her brothers while they work their claim. She conceals the gold dust in the baby's bed when the bandits appear. The natural, unforced development of the story gives it considerable appeal, though it does not get up any great degree of suspense. - The Moving Picture World, February 21, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gold Dust Girl See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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