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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Jul 16
p. 215.
MPN
22 Jul 16
p. 451.
MPW
15 Jul 16
p. 536, 651
NYDM
19 Aug 16
p. 1293.
Wid's
13 Jul 16
p. 715.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
29 June 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8615
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Twenty years after mounted policeman John Howland's wife Jeanne deserted him and their infant son Robert, he meets Blake, the man who took her away. Seeking revenge, he has him arrested on a trumped-up murder charge, and then Blake dies while trying to escape. Soon after, John dies accidentally, but Robert blames Blake's sons Oscar, Jack and David, and vows revenge. As they prepare to fight a duel, Robert and David are interrupted by a young woman who asks them to help her and her mother, who are lost in the snow. They bring the women to shelter and then, aided by Oscar and Jack, protect them from a band of drunken trappers. During the fighting, a bond springs up betwen Robert and the Blake boys, and so afterward, they decide to end their quarrel. Finally, Robert discovers that the old woman whom he helped rescue is really his ... +


Twenty years after mounted policeman John Howland's wife Jeanne deserted him and their infant son Robert, he meets Blake, the man who took her away. Seeking revenge, he has him arrested on a trumped-up murder charge, and then Blake dies while trying to escape. Soon after, John dies accidentally, but Robert blames Blake's sons Oscar, Jack and David, and vows revenge. As they prepare to fight a duel, Robert and David are interrupted by a young woman who asks them to help her and her mother, who are lost in the snow. They bring the women to shelter and then, aided by Oscar and Jack, protect them from a band of drunken trappers. During the fighting, a bond springs up betwen Robert and the Blake boys, and so afterward, they decide to end their quarrel. Finally, Robert discovers that the old woman whom he helped rescue is really his mother. +

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