The Forester's Plea (1911)

Short, Western


Henry Carter, a forester, has but one falling, that of drink. Despite his efforts to cure himself of his terrible habit, temptation is always stronger than his will, and Agnes, his daughter... See full summary »


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13 May 2016 | deickemeyer
The Homeric credit of knowing a good thing when seen
A virile and interesting idea is presented in this picture, although the writer of the scenario deserves only the Homeric credit of knowing a good thing when seen. Mr. Norman Duncan's story of the Rev. Fairweather and his lumberjack friends, printed about a year ago in Harper's, is followed very closely indeed by this picture. That is, not at all in derogation; one is a story, the other a moving picture. Sometimes producers forget that there is any difference in form between the two and spoil a picture to make it too closely like some good short story. This is a good picture and worth seeing, although the virile idea it tried to bring out, and that the story brought out very clearly, is only suggested faintly. - The Moving Picture World, November 18, 1911

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