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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
26 Aug 16
p. 501.
MPN
26 Aug 16
p. 1245.
MPW
26 Aug 16
p. 1392.
MPW
19 Feb 16
p. 1183.
New York Times
14 Aug 16
p. 7.
NYDM
19 Aug 16
p. 26.
Variety
18 Aug 16
p. 25.
Wid's
17 Aug 16
p. 791.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 September 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bob Wiley, a widowed Spanish-American War veteran, finally strikes it rich while mining for gold, but an unscrupulous government agent takes the claim away from him. Then Bob leaves his young son, Little Bobs, in charge of things, and goes to Washington to fight for his land. When he returns, having had no success, he discovers that Little Bobs has died of fever, and so Bob, suddenly hardened, vows vengeance on a government that has robbed him of his gold, and, at least indirectly, has caused his son's death. Bob joins a gang of Mexican guerillas and makes plans for a raid on a border town. When the gang reaches the town, however, Bob sees Billy Allen, a young orphan who resembles Little Bobs, and quickly comes to his senses. He helps the townspeople fight off the guerillas, and afterward adopts the boy who reminds him so strongly of his dead ... +


Bob Wiley, a widowed Spanish-American War veteran, finally strikes it rich while mining for gold, but an unscrupulous government agent takes the claim away from him. Then Bob leaves his young son, Little Bobs, in charge of things, and goes to Washington to fight for his land. When he returns, having had no success, he discovers that Little Bobs has died of fever, and so Bob, suddenly hardened, vows vengeance on a government that has robbed him of his gold, and, at least indirectly, has caused his son's death. Bob joins a gang of Mexican guerillas and makes plans for a raid on a border town. When the gang reaches the town, however, Bob sees Billy Allen, a young orphan who resembles Little Bobs, and quickly comes to his senses. He helps the townspeople fight off the guerillas, and afterward adopts the boy who reminds him so strongly of his dead son. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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