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The Devil and Tom Walker (1913)

Tom Walker, a miserly man, is much beaten and bullied by his Amazonian wife, Dame Walker. The action of the piece takes place in New E3ngland, early in the eighteenth century, when the ... See full summary »

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... Tom Walker
William Stowell ... The Devil
... Old Briggs (as Lafayette McKee)
Rose Evans ... Dame Walker - Tom's Wife
Tom Nelson ... Captain Kidd
... Tom's Second Wife
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Tom Walker, a miserly man, is much beaten and bullied by his Amazonian wife, Dame Walker. The action of the piece takes place in New E3ngland, early in the eighteenth century, when the Puritans were still in power. Tom, having been well drubbed, slinks out of his house and goes fishing with Old Briggs. While they are safely anchored in midstream, the latter tells him that Captain Kidd, the pirate, buried his treasure in that neighborhood, which excites the cupidity of Tom. He deserts his companion and takes to the woods, camps near the charming spot, and is almost frightened out of his wits by the appearance of the devil, who warns him to be off.. "Out of the frying-pan into the fire," he goes home and, after telling his wife, receives a good beating, and she takes shovel in hand and proceeds to investigate the treasure herself. He endeavors to persuade her from her rash undertaking, but she hands him one from her "terrible left" and proceeds alone to unearth the treasure trove. The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 August 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary The Granite Dells, Prescott, Ariz. (1913). See more »

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The devil fails to "get over" at all
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

This picture will probably interest a good many, for, while the devil fails to "get over" at all, or to seem like anything but an actor, we were kept interested in the fate of Tom after he has sold his soul for gold. Perhaps this is because of its bold and rather bare simplicity. Hardee Kirkland produced it from Edward McWade's script. Harry Lonsdale plays Tom, and William Stowell the devil. The photography is clear, but not artistic. - The Moving Picture World, August 16, 1913


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