Silas Croft was a kindly old Englishman who had a farm in South Africa. With him resided his two nieces, whom he had taken from their drunken, worthless father when they were of a tender ... See full summary »

Director:

George Nichols

Writers:

H. Rider Haggard (story), Lloyd Lonergan (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Marguerite Snow ... Jess
Florence La Badie ... Jess's Sister, Bess
James Cruze ... Captain John Neil
William Russell ... Frank Muller, the Treacherous Boer
William Garwood ... The Lawyer
Jean Darnell Jean Darnell ... The Doctor's Sister
Harry Marks Harry Marks
Harry Spear Harry Spear
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Storyline

Silas Croft was a kindly old Englishman who had a farm in South Africa. With him resided his two nieces, whom he had taken from their drunken, worthless father when they were of a tender age. Jess, the elder, was brilliant and educated; Bess, the younger was beautiful, but frankly admitted that she did not possess the mental attainments of Jess. The two were great friends, and Jess, although the senior by only three years, had almost a motherly affection for her pretty little sister. Croft, finding old age stealing upon him, advertised for a partner, stipulating that he must be a gentleman. Probably it was his secret idea that the right man might come along, and fall in love with his favorite, beautiful Bessie. Captain John Neil, an English army officer, who had found his income insufficient to support him in his profession, heard of the business opportunity and accepted it. Jess, the unimpressionable, speedily fell in love with him, and her womanly intuition told her that she could ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jess, the Avenger See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of seventeen films produced by the Thanhouser Film Company in St. Augustine over a period of six weeks in early 1912. See more »

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