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The Warrant (1911)

Dan Thomas is the Sheriff of Pawnee County, Nebraska, in the raw days of the eighties. He adopts Nell, an orphan, and his efforts as a "governess" to the little girl are most amusing. Nell ... See full summary »

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... Dan Thomas - the Sheriff (as Otis B. Thayer)
... Little Nell (as Virginia Eames)
Gertrude Bondhill ... Nell - the Woman
... Jim Rogers
... Buck Red
... Nell's Father
... The Hotelkeeper
Rex De Rosselli ... White Feather (as Rex Roselli)
Louis Fierce ... Poker Smith
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Dan Thomas is the Sheriff of Pawnee County, Nebraska, in the raw days of the eighties. He adopts Nell, an orphan, and his efforts as a "governess" to the little girl are most amusing. Nell has grown into beautiful womanhood, and Dan, loving her more than ever, writes to her his first love letter, asking her to be his wife. He leaves the letter where Nell will see it, and he goes out to his duties. Nell has met Jim Rogers, a handsome young fellow, whom she loves, and Jim has proposed to her. The young people enter to ask Dan's consent. Dan blesses them, and then he destroys his written proposal. Jim does not prove to be a model husband, and he quarrels with his wife because Dan kisses Nell. Dan finds the young wife crying. In her work-basket is an infant's shirt that Nell has just made. He places the shirt in his pocket and goes after Jim, who is drinking and gambling. Jim refuses to go home. Later, in a quarrel, Jim shoots a gambler who has tried to kill him, and Dan is compelled to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Western

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18 July 1911 (USA)  »

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Stories very similar to this have been done before many times
15 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

There is an interesting human story in this western picture of ranch life, barroom life and a shooting incident, but stories very similar to this have been done before many times and sometimes better done. In this case the hard-drinking husband of the heroine, in a barroom fight, shoots a stranger and his wife's foster father, the sheriff, persuades him to come back and stand trial rather than be lynched, perhaps. At the end it is proved that the man who was shot is wanted, dead or alive, which seems to beg the question a little. In this picture we see the heroine first as a child, then as sweet sixteen, then as a grown woman. She seems to be the only one who shows growth in the picture. - The Moving Picture World, July 29, 1911


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