The Miner's Wife (1911)

Short, Western

Bill Moore, an undesirable character, is driven from the Circle A Ranch. He wanders to the hut of Jim Newton, a miner, who is very hospitable and invites him to stay. When Jim is at work ... See full summary »

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23 April 2016 | deickemeyer
There is a freshness and a dramatic force that is remarkable
"Thanks for the grub and the woman." That is what the "undesirable" man, kicked out elsewhere, but befriended by the miner, left pinned to the door of the cabin He then dragged the young miner's wife away. The old Indian hag (a fine portrayal) brings the miner the news. In the picture's showing of the chase of this villain and the rescue of the weary and terrified woman, there is a freshness and a dramatic force that is remarkable. It is a pity that the camera work should be below American standard in so effective and dramatic a picture as this. A skillful operator was compelled to hunt for clear focus all through it. Otherwise the picture is very strong. - The Moving Picture World, October 14, 1911

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Short | Western


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5 October 1911



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