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The Prospector's Legacy (1912)

A western prospector, who has been unusually lucky, prepares to return east to his wife. The suspicious actions of a gypsy horse-trader, whom he has seen loitering near his cabin, prompts ... See full summary »
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Brinsley Shaw ... The Horsetrader
Kite Robinson
Harry Keenan ... The Sheriff
Louis Morisette
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A western prospector, who has been unusually lucky, prepares to return east to his wife. The suspicious actions of a gypsy horse-trader, whom he has seen loitering near his cabin, prompts him to take his gold to the bank, but on the way he is thrown from his horse and suffers fatal injuries. A young man and woman come on the scene and are given the gold, after they promise the dying man to send a portion of it to his wife. Later, the gypsy, learning who got the gold, attacks the mother of the young people and escapes with the treasure. A posse is hurriedly summoned and starts in pursuit and the outlaw, after being wounded and seeing that escape is impossible, throws himself from a high cliff into a mountain torrent. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Western

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17 February 1912 (USA)  »

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A picture with much in it that is fresh and unusual
30 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

A bad man and sheriff's posse picture with much in it that is fresh and unusual, viz, a certain mysteriousness that keeps the spectator wondering and also keeps his interest awake. For instance, the posse is chasing the outlaw (if he was an outlaw) whom we think has stolen the prospector's legacy. The man jumps. We don't know whether he has jumped into a hole, gully, ravine or abyss. The next scene shows a low. rocky cliff above the sea. The men clamber down and search the waters, but they don't find the man. We never knew whether he swam out, was drowned or was hiding among the rocks. The whole film is filled with incidences that suggest the perplexing, unexplained things that we meet every now and then. It is a good picture to exhibit; a feature. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, March 9, 1912


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