The Telegraph Operator (1913)

"Well, Bess, one thing's sure, we'll never get ahead this way. This operating is dull enough any time, but when working in a one-horse town like this, it's awful, that's the word. Now, ... See full summary »

Director:

O.A.C. Lund

Writer:

O.A.C. Lund (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Barbara Tennant ... Bess
Alec B. Francis ... Jim Sheldon
Frederick Truesdell ... Bess's Husband (as Fred C. Truesdell)
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"Well, Bess, one thing's sure, we'll never get ahead this way. This operating is dull enough any time, but when working in a one-horse town like this, it's awful, that's the word. Now, what's the answer?" "That's funny, Jim. I've been thinking about that all day. Lately, somehow, I've been hearing the call that has lured so many thousands up to the Yukon. Seems as though we have just as much chance as the others who have struck luck, if we try. Was reading just this morning about a young couple from this same state who have found a great claim. What do you think?" "Say, girlie, that's just what's been in my mind. Funny, isn't it? Let's really figure a little on that." There they were, sitting in the little bare operator's office up in Vermont, discussing this all-important subject, the future. They were ambitious and not in any way satisfied with the kind of an eventless life they were living. The fever grew and soon they took the trail. As it was half a love pilgrimage, the days sped... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Telegraph Operators See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eclair American See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Surprised to see how well she can ride
28 July 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Another of the Eclair stories set in the great north woods. Its feature is the means the hero and his wife use to get into communication with each other when outlaws have imprisoned the man in his cabin. Both know telegraphy, and when the woman understands the situation she cleverly obtains the uniform of a mounted police officer and rides to the post for help. Barbara Tennant can act, everyone knows that, but some may be surprised to see how well she can ride. It makes a good offering, fresh, clear, well acted and well photographed. - The Moving Picture World, March 1, 1913


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