The White Red Man (1911)

A trapper, falsely accused of murder, is saved by an Indian whom he had once rescued from death.

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Edwin S. Porter

Writer:

Edwin S. Porter
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Harold Lockwood ... Gene Thomas

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Steve Jennings holds up a coach and escapes into the woods with booty. He had been wounded in the fray, however, and through weakness, drops part of the jewelry he had stolen. A little later an Indian passing along, sees the baubles and picks them up. In making his way through the forest he steps into the bear-trap of Gene Thomas, a trapper, who lives with his wife and child in a near-by hut. The Indian extricates his foot from the trap at last, and drags his way to the hut, where Mrs. Thomas dresses the wound and treats the injured Indian. The latter, grateful for the hospitality, gives Mrs. Thomas the jewels he has found. In the meantime, a posse has been seeking the bandit and an undersheriff comes to the Thomas hut, exhausted and spent from the fruitless pursuit, to ask for a drink of water. While the child goes for it, he notices the jewelry on the table, and is at once convinced that Thomas is the outlaw. In spite of Mrs. Thomas' protestations that the jewels were given to her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The picture is far more lively and interesting than can be described
3 April 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The feature of this picture is the gratitude of an Indian for a kindness shown him. An outlaw robs a coach and is wounded in the fight. He drops a portion of the jewels in his flight through the forest. An Indian picks up some of the jewelry and almost immediately afterward steps into a bear trap. He succeeds in getting his foot out, but it is badly injured. The trapper's wife nurses his wound and in return he gives her some of the jewels. A deputy sheriff soon afterward calls at the cabin for a drink and sees the jewels. He believes the trapper to be the thief and despite the protestations of himself and his family he is taken to jail a considerable distance away. That night the Indian hears of his arrest and immediately proclaims himself the thief, but no one will believe him. He asks for a horse and is refused. So, though lame from his encounter with the bear trap, he starts on foot over mountain and through forest to give his testimony and release an innocent man. A further search reveals the body of the real outlaw, dead from loss of blood, with the remainder of the booty upon him. The picture is far more lively and interesting than can be described and the characters are worked out with skill and understanding. The Moving Picture World, August 26, 1911


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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10 August 1911 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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