The Miner's Wife (1911)

Bill Moore, an undesirable character, is driven from the Circle A Ranch. He wanders to the hut of Jim Newton, a miner, who is very hospitable and invites him to stay. When Jim is at work ... See full summary »

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Allan Dwan
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J. Warren Kerrigan ... Jim Newton - a Miner
Pauline Bush ... The Miner's Wife
Jack Richardson ... Bill Moore
Louise Lester ... The Miner's Wife's Mother
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Bill Moore, an undesirable character, is driven from the Circle A Ranch. He wanders to the hut of Jim Newton, a miner, who is very hospitable and invites him to stay. When Jim is at work the next day, Bill assaults the miner's wife, and when her mother intercedes, she is knocked unconscious. During her state of unconsciousness, Bill writes a note to Jim, saying that he thanks him for his kindness and for the girl; and then runs away with her. Soon after their departure, Jim's mother-in-law regains consciousness, sees the note, and at once dashes to the mine and informs Jim of the dastardly trick. Jim, with a number of ranchmen, follows the trail and soon discovers the villain hiding in a hut in the canyon. They open fire on him, but the villain, having the advantage over the approaching ranchmen, kills quite a number of them. In the meantime, Jim's wife, who had been bound, succeeded in releasing herself, and rushing to the kidnapper, pushes him out into the open, to receive a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Western

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There is a freshness and a dramatic force that is remarkable
23 April 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

"Thanks for the grub and the woman." That is what the "undesirable" man, kicked out elsewhere, but befriended by the miner, left pinned to the door of the cabin He then dragged the young miner's wife away. The old Indian hag (a fine portrayal) brings the miner the news. In the picture's showing of the chase of this villain and the rescue of the weary and terrified woman, there is a freshness and a dramatic force that is remarkable. It is a pity that the camera work should be below American standard in so effective and dramatic a picture as this. A skillful operator was compelled to hunt for clear focus all through it. Otherwise the picture is very strong. - The Moving Picture World, October 14, 1911


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Country:

USA

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English

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5 October 1911 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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