The Love of the West (1911)

Jack Whitcomb, who has been out West for some time making his fortune, receives a letter from his sweetheart in the city, saying that she will soon join him. The day for her arrival has ... See full summary »

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Allan Dwan
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J. Warren Kerrigan ... Jack Whitcomb
Pauline Bush ... Alice
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Jack Whitcomb, who has been out West for some time making his fortune, receives a letter from his sweetheart in the city, saying that she will soon join him. The day for her arrival has come and Jack goes to meet her. He escorts his sweetheart to his home and introduces her to his mother and his friends. Everything is made beautiful for her, and she expresses a feeling of happiness. A week later, Alice begins to show signs of homesickness. This is more exemplified when she receives a letter from her girl chum, saying that she is having a good time going to balls, parties, etc. This message makes her long for the city and its wonderful sights more so, and when Jack tells her that he likes the west much better than the city, and implores her to stay she answers: "I want the city." After she has gone, Jack kisses his mother and goes out on the porch to be left alone with his thoughts. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Romance | Short | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1911 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There is a touch of conventionality in the acting
23 April 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An atmosphere of expanse and bigness and freedom is one of this picture's most noticeable features. It is a humanly truthful story, with a slight, but significant, incident behind it. It deals with a man's love for the great West, and with a girl's love for the social city. These young people were engaged, but when the girl came to spend a few weeks at the ranch, she became homesick. The man couldn't give up the West, and go with her back to the city, so they wisely separated. It is fairly well acted, although there is a little camera consciousness in three or four scenes; and there is also a touch of conventionality in the acting apparent at times. It is, however, a good and very commendable picture, true, not shallow, and interesting. - The Moving Picture World, October 14, 1911


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