Fighting Bob (1909)

Lieutenant Robert Willard, known to all his friends as "Fighting Bob," meets the daughter of a wealthy merchant, while his ship is at anchor in one of the small Mexican ports, and is so ... See full summary »

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Francis Boggs
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Hobart Bosworth ... Fighting Bob
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Lieutenant Robert Willard, known to all his friends as "Fighting Bob," meets the daughter of a wealthy merchant, while his ship is at anchor in one of the small Mexican ports, and is so struck by her beauty that he falls desperately In love with her and she with him. Now the senor, her father, has other plans for his daughter and is not overpleased at the prospect of an alliance with the dashing young American officer, in fact he has long cherished a desire to unite his fortune with that of Don Sancho de Salvatore, a man of noble blood and vast estates. Bob has arranged to meet his fair one at an appointed time and the hour has scarcely struck when through the gates strides the dauntless young lieutenant. He is not aware of a pair of evil eyes that follow him. Don Salvatore, already aware of the success of his rival's suit, has placed a spy near his friend's abode to keep close watch on the fair senorita and the hated Americano. Hurrying to the home of Don Salvatore. Pedro, the spy, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1909 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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No great dramatic power
27 September 2014 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The principal dramatic interest in this Selig picture is the love story which it illustrates. There is the usual accompaniment of an unwilling father, a rejected lover, whom the father wants the girl to marry because he is rich, but the Yankee lieutenant outwits the whole set of Spaniards and marries the girl, succeeds in getting the police and the rest of the rescue party thrown into the water, while he escapes to his ship in a launch. The story is interesting and holds the attention of the audience as long as the film is running, but there is really no great dramatic power attached to it. Fighting Bob is a type of American seaman and does his part well. His men are likewise interesting types and their parts are well acted, and there is liberal applause as the film ends. - The Moving Picture World, June 5, 1909


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