The Mission of a Bullet (1913)

Bill and Tom live on a ranch, and each, unknown to the other, is in love with Alice. She refuses the proposals of both men, and they decide to visit the gold fields. After several weeks of ... See full summary »

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Pat Hartigan
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Marshall Neilan ... Bill
Ruth Roland ... Alice
Gavin Young Gavin Young ... Tom
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Bill and Tom live on a ranch, and each, unknown to the other, is in love with Alice. She refuses the proposals of both men, and they decide to visit the gold fields. After several weeks of unsuccessful prospecting they become discouraged, Bill takes out a photograph of Alice, and Tom examines a faded flower which he has preserved. Each sees the keepsake of the other, and for the first time they discover that they are rivals. A quarrel ensues, and the men separate. Tom's food supply becomes exhausted and when he attempts to steal from Bill he is detected, and a running fight over the rocks takes place. A bullet from Bill's revolver discloses a vein of gold. Tom holds up a flag of truce, makes known the discovery, and the men renew their companionship to develop the new claim. When they have acquired a goodly fortune the men secretly write to Alice, telling her of their good luck and renewing their proposals. Receiving no response, they abandon their cabin and set forth for the village,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

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Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

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1.33 : 1
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It has little freshness except what the players give to it
30 April 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The mission of the bullet was to show two one-time friends, who are fighting in the desert for a bag of bread, that the rock beside them has the precious metal which they came out into the desert to find. The reason of their falling out had been lack of success and jealousy on account of a girl left back in the settlement. When they make themselves rich, they both go back together and find her just married to another man. It has little freshness except what the players give to it by their individuality; but it is well put together and makes a very fair offering. Ruth Roland plays the girl, with Marshall Neilan and Gavin Young as the two men. - The Moving Picture World, January 18, 1913


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