A Romance of the Sawdust Ring (1914)

Jim Flint, the ringmaster in Cody's circus, in order to get rid of Jack Dorn, his rival for the love of Polly Wells, a bareback rider, manages to have Dorn jailed on a false charge. Soon ... See full summary »

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Raymond B. West
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Cast

Cast overview:
Frank Borzage ... Jack Dorn
Gladys Brockwell ... Polly Wells
Charles Swickard Charles Swickard ... Jim Flint
Louis Morrison ... Cody - Owner of the Circus
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Jim Flint, the ringmaster in Cody's circus, in order to get rid of Jack Dorn, his rival for the love of Polly Wells, a bareback rider, manages to have Dorn jailed on a false charge. Soon after, while intoxicated, he insults Polly, and is discharged by the owner of the show. In revenge. Flint looses the animals, and Polly is pursued by a lion to an old barn, where she climbs up onto a horse stall out of the frantic beast's reach. Dorn, meanwhile, has made his getaway, and is in hiding in the same barn. He comes to Polly's rescue. With no weapon save a pitchfork, he saves her life and disables the lion. Flint, escaping across country, stumbles into a hole, where he is found and fatally wounded by one of the wild beasts which his own fury has loosed. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1914 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Domino Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A reliable and effective offering
26 December 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A circus life story and a melodramatic romance that makes a reliable and effective offering that is sure to give entertainment to and please the many. The situation is not new but it winds up a tangle in a very acceptable way and then uses many excellently handled and thrilling happenings in straightening it out. The villain, for vengeance, lets loose the wild animals, a lion, a tiger and leopards, and they stir things up well. All this is put on with skill and pictured by perfect photography. A good offering. - The Moving Picture World, August 15, 1914


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