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The Child and the Tramp (1911)

"Reckless" is a tramp through and through. He refuses to become a burglar and leaves his two tramp companions to go their way while he pursues his own. Two years later "Reckless" sees his ... See full summary »

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Reckless - 1st Tramp
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Harold M. Shaw ...
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Edna May Weick ...
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"Reckless" is a tramp through and through. He refuses to become a burglar and leaves his two tramp companions to go their way while he pursues his own. Two years later "Reckless" sees his two tramp friends and learns that they are the Golden Valley Mining Company. Consequently when, on begging at a back door for something to eat in a small town in lower California. "Reckless" is invited in and given dinner and thereby learns that the father of the little family has his entire life's savings invested in the Golden Valley Mining Company; he is somewhat interested. And so, without saying anything, "Reckless" decides to take the situation into his own hands and performs a journey across the country, until he reaches Chicago. Then he gains admittance to the office and finds that his former companions are just about to skip town with the money that they have accumulated. He holds up the one whom he finds in the office and after extracting a signed confession, takes from him the full amount ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 April 1911 (USA)  »

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The situations shown are some of them thrilling
18 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Here is a story of a tramp which is at once pathetic and humorous. For the sake of a child who befriended him he journeys twice a long distance to get the money some sharpers have virtually stolen from her father. And then, upon returning it, he fails to remain and take part in the rejoicing. The most interesting portion of the film is the delineation of the tramp character. It is perfect in so far as it tells what a tramp does and how the call of the road is the strongest influence in his life. The action is good, while the photography is clear and the situations shown are some of them thrilling. The audience plainly testified its pleasure. - The Moving Picture World, May 13, 1911


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