The Right Name, But the Wrong Man (1911)

Jack Hargrave calls on his sweetheart, and as be takes from his pocket his engagement present, a letter falls to the floor unnoticed by him. Marion picks it up and insists upon reading it. ... See full summary »


Frank Montgomery


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Cast overview:
Hobart Bosworth ... Jack Hargrave
Herbert Rawlinson ... Lt. Jones - U.S.A.
Edward H. Philbrook Edward H. Philbrook ... Dan Brown
Frank Richardson Frank Richardson ... Colonel Davis
Iva Shepard ... Marion Lockhart
Jane Keckley Jane Keckley ... Mrs. Lockhart - Marion's Mother
Anna Dodge Anna Dodge ... Mrs. Davis
Genevieve Davis ... The Maid
Tom Santschi ... Special Officer
Roy Watson Roy Watson ... Lt. Dayton - U.S.A.
Bessie Eyton ... Mrs. Dayton


Jack Hargrave calls on his sweetheart, and as be takes from his pocket his engagement present, a letter falls to the floor unnoticed by him. Marion picks it up and insists upon reading it. That evening, when returning home, Jack mistakes a special officer for a burglar, and in the ensuing fight, Jack is arrested and taken to the station, where the letter, which contains a very queer proposition, is found, considered as incriminating evidence, and he is ordered into custody, to await his trial. During that period, he thinks of Marion, and she is summoned to testify, but she gives such testimony that Jack is sentenced to prison. Six months pass, and Jack has gained his liberty. He meets Marion and her fiancé, Lieut. Jones, U.S.A., on the street. She refuses to speak to him, and despondent, he enlists in the army. At the post, he is recognized by Jones, who subjects him to all kinds of indignities. One day, Marion and her mother arrive at the barracks for a visit, and the next day, Jones... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 November 1911 (USA) See more »

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It is constructed in the loosc way which is very effective in motion pictures
30 May 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A soul-satisfying melodrama dealing with the adventures of a disgraced but innocent man who after he was released from prison proved a very noble hero and, what is not always true in this kind of picture, a man also. It is constructed in the loose way which is very effective in motion pictures. This business man had the same name as a burglar and by mistake received a letter that really wasn't safe to carry around. That letter made him suspicious and he interfered with a special officer who was acting like a burglar, consequently he was taken to the station house and the letter found. He went to prison, even his sweetheart testified against him. Later, he becomes a soldier. The girl is in love with his lieutenant. These three are alone on the hills when Indians attack. The lieutenant proves a coward, but the hero holds off the Indians, shoots 'em right and left, knocks 'em off their horses till only two are left. Then, at the end, he walks away while the girl holds out her arms to him in vain. - The Moving Picture World, December 9, 1911

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