The Sick Man from the East (1911)

Crime, Drama, Short

"Another horse stolen from Jenkins' Ranch. This makes the tenth. $1,000 reward for the capture of the thieves." This was the announcement which Henry Hamlin, a young New York detective, saw... See full summary »

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8 June 2016 | deickemeyer
The situation is held up pretty effectively
This very pleasing comedy has two chief characters, a detective (Mr. Phillips) from the east who, in the first scene, reads of a reward of $1,000 for the apprehension of a horse thief, and the thief (Mr. Dunn) who is employed on the ranch from which the horses had been stolen. The detective comes to the ranch disguised as a "sick man from the east" who is so deaf that he has to use an ear trumpet. This gives a well utilized chance for comedy. He finds the man whom we suspect is the thief making love to the ranch owner's daughter. The situation is held up pretty effectively while the sick, deaf man is getting his evidence and the interest accumulates fast at the climax, when he makes his dramatic capture. The very few moments when the illusion wears thin do not detract much from the picture's impression and there are some very pretty scenes, especially so is the scene showing the ranch stable by moonlight. It is a desirable picture. - The Moving Picture World, December 30, 1911

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Crime | Drama | Short


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16 December 1911



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