The First Nugget (1914)

John Boyed, a wealthy mine owner, gives a dinner in celebration of his tenth wedding anniversary. Called upon, he proceeds to tell the story of the first nugget he ever found and which led ... See full summary »

Director:

O.A.C. Lund

Writer:

O.A.C. Lund (story)
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Cast overview:
O.A.C. Lund ... John Boyd - the Doctor
Barbara Tennant ... The Doctor's Wife
Lindsay J. Hall Lindsay J. Hall ... The Doctor's Brother
Edward Roseman ... The Indian (as Edward F. Roseman)
Julia Stuart ... The Squaw

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John Boyed, a wealthy mine owner, gives a dinner in celebration of his tenth wedding anniversary. Called upon, he proceeds to tell the story of the first nugget he ever found and which led to his present wealth. "I was,"' says Boyed, "at that time in the Service. Returning home from a leave I stumbled on a curious skull. On examining it I was astonished to find a pure gold nugget embedded securely in the skull. Shortly after this my brother, the proverbial black sheep of the family, broke in on me demanding money. My sweetheart was present. Immediately after this, a pest broke out among the Indians and I was called back North. Constance begged to go with me, so we were married without delay and left. Arriving among the Indians we found the sick and dying were driven out by the well, to creep away and die. In my capacity of doctor I took immediate charge of the sufferers, but it was a terrible task." Continuing. Boyed tells of the fight he had made to save a brave; of the fight his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Western

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Sweeps the interest along
14 March 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is a powerful drama of the Great Northwest, with Barbara Tennant and O.A.C. Lund in the leading roles. This gets a capital start and sweeps the interest along till the close of the two reels. All of the scenes are well photographed and there are some very pleasing mountain views. The flogging of the sick Indians and the hand-to-hand fight were unnecessarily brutal. The ride down the rapids in the boat and the Indian's display of heroism was very stirring. A strong production. - The Moving Picture World, January 10, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1914 (USA) See more »

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Eclair American See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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