The Crazy Prospector (1913)

John Harlan, a crazy prospector living with his daughter in Nevada, accidentally discovers gold. He is so enthused over it that he immediately goes to the town saloon, where he informs ... See full summary »
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Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... Broncho Billy
David Kirkland ... John Harlan
Evelyn Selbie ... Harriet Harlan
Brinsley Shaw
Eugenia Clinchard
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John Harlan, a crazy prospector living with his daughter in Nevada, accidentally discovers gold. He is so enthused over it that he immediately goes to the town saloon, where he informs everybody. Harriet, the daughter, discovering her father has not returned, goes to the saloon, where she is informed by her half-witted father that he has told the men of the location and that they have already departed for the hidden treasure. Broncho Billy enters the saloon and Harriet implores him to help her keep the men from staking out the property. Driving his stage-coach at dare-devil speed over rocks, through marshes and small streams, he finally reaches a high spot in the road, where the deep canyon yawns below. Harriet unhitches one of the horses and rides to the claim agent's office, where her name is filed on the state's books for the property. With the certificate of the state in her hands, she dashes madly to the gold pit, where she stakes out her claim. In the meantime, the men arrive on... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Western

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Niles, California, USA

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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True enough to get across with a punch
3 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A good offering. There have been one or two something like it long ago; but that won't hurt it any. The situation is tragic and true enough to get across with a punch. The prospector is only silly, is pegging away at a cliff where he thinks there is gold. At the bar they laugh at him. He really finds gold. His daughter tries to keep him from blabbing, but he slips away. She finds him at the empty bar; all the "bunch" has gone to register his claim; but Broncho Billy, the stage driver, helps her. It is well put over. - The Moving Picture World, May 17, 1913


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