The Tenderfoot Messenger (1910)

Short, Western


In this striking portrayal of the west, the story revolves around the cleverness of Shorty Blair, the express messenger, who, by his tenderfoot appearance, manages to carry the most ... See full summary »


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11 October 2015 | deickemeyer
The play has some thrilling scenes
A Western story turning upon the cleverness of Shorty Blair, an express messenger, who assumes to be a tenderfoot and outwits a gang of desperadoes that follow him for the package of money he carries. Nell, the daughter of the hotel proprietor, in return for a slight kindness, informs him of the scheme to rob him. He is able because of this to escape by means of a window, and ultimately get the drop, as they say, on the entire gang, relieve them of their arms and lead away their horses. The play has some thrilling scenes, especially the one where he holds up the whole gang, and the audience is visibly pleased when he escapes. It is a novelty to see him scatter the pistols along the road, as well as their horses. Meanwhile the discomfited highwaymen congratulate themselves that the wily agent didn't turn them all over to the officers when he had them unarmed and at a disadvantage. - The Moving Picture World, December 31, 1910

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