The Homestead Race (1913)

Ben Halliday came to the Big N ranch for rest. He soon fell in love with charming Carrie Wilkins, daughter of the ranch owner. She showed him a letter from Jim Wells, the distant land agent... See full summary »

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Wallace Reid
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Cast

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Lillian Christy ... Carrie Wilkins
Edward Coxen ... Ben Halliday
Eugene Pallette ... Dave (as Gene Pallette)
George Field ... Ralph Cunningham
Chester Withey ... The Ranch Owner
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Ben Halliday came to the Big N ranch for rest. He soon fell in love with charming Carrie Wilkins, daughter of the ranch owner. She showed him a letter from Jim Wells, the distant land agent, telling her that she could obtain an excellent homestead if she hurried on at once. Ralph Cunningham overheard the conversation, and later, a gust of wind swept the letter out of the open window to him. He picked it up, saw that he had sufficient money to file himself, and rushed for the barn to get a horse. Meanwhile, the letter was missed and the empty stable gave a reason. Then Ben Halliday took a hand. He found another horse and a mighty chase ensued. Over hill and dale the pair galloped, until, overtaken, Ralph got off his horse, held Ben at the point of his gun, took Ben's horse and made away. But all luck had not deserted the apparent loser. Stopping a passing automobile, he climbed in and again overtook his enemy. Both arrived at practically the came time at Wells' office. Ben, a fraction ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There is good suspense in the film
26 August 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This story features the race made by the girl's lover to file on a homestead. He finally gets an auto at the last moment and beats the villains to the land office. There is good suspense in the film, and while the situation is not a new one, it holds the observer well. - The Moving Picture World, April 12, 1913


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