Against Desperate Odds (1913)

Bob, the sheriff, and Wade, a rancher, are rivals for the hand of Ruth. Bob makes the girl his wife and incurs the hatred of his rival. The sheriff presents Ruth with an Indian pony. Ruth ... See full summary »

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Frank Montgomery
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Bartlett ... Bob, the Sheriff
Mona Darkfeather ... Ruth, Bob's Wife
Rex Downs Rex Downs ... Wade - a Rancher
J. Gunnis Davis J. Gunnis Davis ... Jones - a Cowboy (as James Davis)
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Bob, the sheriff, and Wade, a rancher, are rivals for the hand of Ruth. Bob makes the girl his wife and incurs the hatred of his rival. The sheriff presents Ruth with an Indian pony. Ruth teaches the animal several amusing tricks. Before long the pony seems to understand his mistress' every command. Mexican horse thieves raid Wade's ranch and steal a herd of horses. The rancher seizes the opportunity to accuse Bob of incompetency. To further show Bob's unfitness for office, Wade has one of his cowboys steal Ruth's trick pony. Ruth sees the man making off with the animal. Bob is away at this time, searching for the horse thieves. Ruth tracks the cowboy on foot. The horse thieves hold the man up and steal his horse and Ruth's pony. The girl overtakes the cowboy and he directs her as to the route taken by the thieves. Ruth finds the hut occupied by the Mexicans. Entering, she holds them up with her pistol. She calls her pony and he trots up. Ruth places her neckerchief in the pony's ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1913 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Gets up little suspense
13 January 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A Western offering of ordinary interest, in which a trained pony rescues the girl from a perilous situation. The scenes lack continuity and the action as a result gets up little suspense. Some of the night scenes were too dark, though some pleasing Western views are shown in other parts of the film. - The Moving Picture World, November 29, 1913


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