Bill Tell, Pawnbroker (1914)

The Tell brothers kept the local pawnshop. This was how Bill became known as a sure-shot archer. Bill's cousin left his bow at the shop and Bill used to go out hunting in the king's grounds... See full summary »
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The Tell brothers kept the local pawnshop. This was how Bill became known as a sure-shot archer. Bill's cousin left his bow at the shop and Bill used to go out hunting in the king's grounds. One day he shot at a king's rooster pecking cockel bugs on the hedge. It hit the queen munching whiffle berries in the garden. Now Tell had driven an arrow straight into the fleeting form of the king's income tax collector. This assault on the queen was the last straw. The king went to see about it, told Tell if he didn't shoot an apple off his brother's head, he'd get his where the rooster did. Trust the Tell brothers. That day they lived as knights. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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USA

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English

Release Date:

4 April 1914 (USA) See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Skelley's Birthday (1914). See more »

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It caused little laughter
15 July 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A burlesque on "William Tell" vamped about to suit the author and producer. It is well costumed and finely visualized. Some of the acting is well done and some of it exaggerated to the limit. It caused little laughter. - The Moving Picture World, April 18, 1914


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