A Cowboy Damon and Pythias (1912)

Asleep on the prairie, Fred Harst is lost in the realms of dreamland, when an Indian spies the cowboy. He is about to slay him, when Bob Porter makes him bite the dust. A friendship springs... See full summary »
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Hobart Bosworth
Bob Burns ... (as Robert Burns)
Anne Schaefer ... The Wife
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Asleep on the prairie, Fred Harst is lost in the realms of dreamland, when an Indian spies the cowboy. He is about to slay him, when Bob Porter makes him bite the dust. A friendship springs up between Fred and Bob. Fred takes Bob home and introduces him to his wife and child. Tom Brundage takes advantage of Fred's absence from home, and tries to ingratiate himself into the affections of Mrs. Harst. She repulses him. In order to get even with him, Brundage steals a horse from a ranch owner and turns it into Fred Harst's corral, where it is found. Fred is arrested and condemned to be hanged. Just as the noose is about to he fastened about his neck, he asks permission to visit his wife and child. The sheriff consents, when Bob volunteers to stand sponsor for Fred, to be hanged in his stead if he does not return. Fred hastens to his home, spends a few hours with his family and bids them farewell. He makes haste to his execution. His horse goes lame and he is obliged to make his way on ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Western

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USA

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English

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24 February 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Those who have watched moving pictures have seen this story
4 October 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Those who have watched moving pictures have seen this story. It is freshly told of course every time; but it has been told by three producers at least. In it, one cowboy (in a recent Pathe picture it was an Indian) takes the place of another who is to be hanged and waits while his friend goes home to kiss his wife good-bye. The condemned man has to race back against time and no player has touched the work that Hobart Bosworlh did in this part. This picture has much more than this climax; the man's wife plays a prominent part in it. Miss Schaefer fills fairly well this role which is probably as hard a situation to portray without words as can be found. She is far and away above the others who have tried it recently. But she does also some truly fine acting at the moment when she sends insulting "Rattlesnake" Pete about his business. The backgrounds are in Colorado and are very good; but we are afraid to call the picture a sure feature; it is nearly one. - The Moving Picture World, March 16, 1912


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