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The film was also listed as five reels in length. Thomas W. Ross also played Checkers on the ... More Less

The film was also listed as five reels in length. Thomas W. Ross also played Checkers on the stage. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
18 Oct 13
p. 295.
Motog
29 Nov 13
p. 398.
MPN
29 Nov 13
pp. 42-43.
MPW
11 Jan 1920.
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MPW
20 Dec 13
p. 1480.
NYDM
19 Nov 13
p. 32.
NYDM
14 Jan 14
p. 55.
Variety
21 Nov 13
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1913
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The amiable Edward Campbell, known by all as "Checkers," falls in with bad company after his mother's death, and before long, he loses all of his money in a gambling house, where he becomes a dealer. Mistakenly suspected of killing a man, Checkers flees the city, accompanied by horseracing tout "Push" Miller. In Hot Springs, Arkansas, Checkers befriends Arthur Kendall, who makes him a clerk in his father's general store. Arthur's fiancée, "Pert" Barlow, wearies of Arthur's drunken sprees and breaks their engagement, whereupon Checkers falls in love with her. Discouraged by Pert's father, Checkers resolves to make his fortune but is unable to find work. Desperate, he bets his last dime on a horse named "Remorse" and wins five thousand dollars. Checkers then prevents a run on Barlow's bank by depositing his winnings there, and with Barlow's hearty approval, he prepares to marry ... +


The amiable Edward Campbell, known by all as "Checkers," falls in with bad company after his mother's death, and before long, he loses all of his money in a gambling house, where he becomes a dealer. Mistakenly suspected of killing a man, Checkers flees the city, accompanied by horseracing tout "Push" Miller. In Hot Springs, Arkansas, Checkers befriends Arthur Kendall, who makes him a clerk in his father's general store. Arthur's fiancée, "Pert" Barlow, wearies of Arthur's drunken sprees and breaks their engagement, whereupon Checkers falls in love with her. Discouraged by Pert's father, Checkers resolves to make his fortune but is unable to find work. Desperate, he bets his last dime on a horse named "Remorse" and wins five thousand dollars. Checkers then prevents a run on Barlow's bank by depositing his winnings there, and with Barlow's hearty approval, he prepares to marry Pert. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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