The Minister and the Outlaw (1912)

John Rand, the sheriff of Dupree, has been notified to look for a cattle rustler and gambler calling himself Bill Burton. Believing that Burton might be camping in Red Hog, he sends a ... See full summary »
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Edgar Jones ... Sheriff John Rand
Clara Williams ... Helen Page
Charles Wheelock ... The Minister
Fred O'Beck Fred O'Beck ... Bad Bill Burton
Guy Mansfield Guy Mansfield ... George Page - Helen's Brother
Florence O'Beck Florence O'Beck ... Mrs. Page
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John Rand, the sheriff of Dupree, has been notified to look for a cattle rustler and gambler calling himself Bill Burton. Believing that Burton might be camping in Red Hog, he sends a description of the man to the sheriff there, who immediately gets on the trail of Burton and finds the man (whom he believes is the one wanted), gambling in the saloon and making himself generally disagreeable by drawing his gun at the slightest provocation. As the description of this "bad man" is exact, with one exception that he has no beard, the sheriff of Red Dog sends word back to the sheriff of Dupree, telling him to come down and look him over. This is enough for the energetic Rand, but fearing that Burton might recognize him he borrows a suit from the resident minister. He "dresses up" and goes to Red Dog, where he meets Mrs. Page, the mother, and George, the brother of the sweetest girl he ever saw. He falls in love with Helen, but never forgets his mission. "Bad Bill" has been scorned by this ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Western | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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From the title we expected a sentimental picture
15 January 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A good picture that shows careful preparation. The plot is fresh and conducted clearly and, as it is unfolded, many human things (little natural twists of the narrative and moments of imaginative acting) give to it a more than passing interest. Behind the reviewer sat a kind- hearted elderly lady who plainly was carried away by the picture's illusion, she seemed to be looking at a picture of real life, and her comments that we overhead were a first class lecture on it. Her acceptance of the action added much to our enjoyment. It is not very well named. From the title we expected a sentimental picture of a badman's conversion. The hero is a sheriff not a minister; he wears a black robe as a disguise. He wins a girl as well as "gets" his badman, but there is no sentimentality in it. It is a detective picture set in the west and made to conform to cowboy atmosphere. It makes a commendable offering. - The Moving Picture World, August 24, 1912


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