A Story of the West (1911)

Jim Griggs, an outlaw, being transported from the scene of his arrest to the county jail in a neighboring town, knocks out the sheriff and escapes through the car window when the train is ... See full summary »
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Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... The Prospector
Edna Fisher ... The Prospector's Wife
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Jim Griggs, an outlaw, being transported from the scene of his arrest to the county jail in a neighboring town, knocks out the sheriff and escapes through the car window when the train is going at a good speed. He is pursued, but finds a hiding place in the garret of a prospector's cabin. The prospector a few minutes later is wounded by an explosion of dynamite, his arms being completely paralyzed. The man-hunters arrive, searching for Griggs, but when they leave the prospector's wife. In an effort to give courage and strength to her husband, asks him to imagine that they are about to be robbed of their savings, bringing out at the same time, several bags of nuggets. The outlaw, above, sees this, and biding his time, soon sees an opportunity to make away with the gold. The wife, however, discovers him and a fight between the two results. The prospector hears the noise, and with superhuman strength rushes out and aids his wife. The strength in his arms returns and the outlaw is soon ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Western

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USA

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English

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26 December 1911 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The central situation of the picture gets over effectively
12 June 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A prisoner escapes from a moving train, captures a horse and is chased by a posse through a country of beautiful trees. He takes refuge in an empty cabin. A few minutes later the posse brings in the owner of it, wounded by a blast. The shock of the blast has paralyzed the man's arms. From his hiding place the prisoner sees the man's wife spread The savings of ten years out on the table beside the wounded miner, telling him to imagine that someone is stealing it. The prisoner comes from his hiding and attempts to steal it, but the miner gets the use of his arms again very quickly. The central situation of the picture gets over effectively and there is an amused response to it in the audience. The picture doesn't drag; it's a good number. - The Moving Picture World, January 6, 1912


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