The Sheriff's Prisoner (1914)

John Walsh, a miner, leaves his wife and baby behind on his barren claim, and takes his small store of gold to the settlement where he loses at the gaming table. In a fight which follows, ... See full summary »

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Arthur Mackley
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eugene Pallette ... John Walsh - the Miner
Vester Pegg Vester Pegg ... Burns - the Outlaw
Arthur Mackley ... Hooper - The Sheriff
F.A. Turner ... Scott (as Fred A. Turner)
Florence Crawford ... Mrs. Walsh - the Widow
Richard Cummings Richard Cummings ... The Doctor
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John Walsh, a miner, leaves his wife and baby behind on his barren claim, and takes his small store of gold to the settlement where he loses at the gaming table. In a fight which follows, Burns, a cow-puncher, kills Walsh. Mrs. Walsh attempts to work her dead husband's claim, but in a few weeks breaks down. A doctor who is called in declares that only the transfusion of a healthy person's blood can save Mrs. Walsh's life. Burns, a fugitive, appears and agrees to submit to the operation. While the mob who seek Burns are held off, the doctor proceeds with the transfusion. Mrs. Walsh's life is saved, but Burns, weakened by hunger and exposure, succumbs, happy in having made amends for his crime. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1914 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Reliance Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It is not exactly a pleasant story
26 December 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A western doctor performs a transfusion of blood operation at a moment's notice in a miner's shack. The sheriff's prisoner, a gambler, who has killed the miner, gives his blood to save his victim's wife, weakened by her exertions to provide for her baby. It is not exactly a pleasant story, nor can it be called convincing, but it is pretty well put on and there is much in it that will help to make it a popular offering. The photography is clear and the backgrounds well chosen. - The Moving Picture World, August 15, 1914


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