A Western Legacy (1912)

Walter Johnson, a young college chap in the east, receives word that he has been left a legacy of one million dollars by an eccentric uncle, providing he marries the old fellow's niece who ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... Walter Johnson
Marguerite Marsh ... Alice (as Marguerite Loveridge)
Margaret Joslin ... Alice's Mother
Harry Todd ... Alice's Father
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Walter Johnson, a young college chap in the east, receives word that he has been left a legacy of one million dollars by an eccentric uncle, providing he marries the old fellow's niece who lives in Mustang, Arizona. At the same time the niece, Alice Perkins, a pretty western girl, gets word of a million left to her by her late uncle if she will marry his nephew from Boston. Now Walter doesn't care a hang about marrying someone he has never seen, neither does Alice. So Walter dons the disguise of a foppish dude, hikes out to Mustang, secures the address of Alice and prepares to sicken her of his make-up. But Alice, in the meantime, has decided to play the same joke on her "intended," takes her parents into the scheme and all have rigged themselves out as a family of most ferocious westerners, picking their teeth with bowie-knives and whanging at everything with six-shooters. Therefore, when Walter calls, he is dumbfounded and soon takes to his heels, at the smell of powder. Getting out... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lakeside, California, USA

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alkali Ike is the best thing in the picture
19 November 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

All the freshness in this picture, it has much and made many laughs, comes from the players and the acting. The situation is not fresh, and, at its best, only serves to afford a vehicle for acting. The uncle's will demands that the hero and heroine wed to get a million. Each makes up to be distasteful to the other and the girl wins, but cupid wills that the two should fall in love anyway. Mr. Anderson makes up in a yellow wig and mustache. It makes him almost handsome and that is "going some" surely. The girl and her family made good laughs also, but Alkali Ike is the best thing in the picture. It is pretty good entertainment and the photography is fair. - The Moving Picture World, June 1, 1912


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