Held for Ransom (1913)

Young Gordon Grant, swindled out of his fortune by Cyrus Brooks, a wealthy financier, vows to get even. Gordon goes home to Virginia, takes his few belongings to a high mountain hut, and ... See full summary »

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Oscar Apfel
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Cast

Cast overview:
Irving Cummings ... Gordon Grant
Ralph Lewis ... Cyrus Brooks
Irene Howley ... Miss Brooks - Cyrus's Daughter
Edward P. Sullivan ... (as E.P. Sullivan)
Sue Balfour Sue Balfour
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Young Gordon Grant, swindled out of his fortune by Cyrus Brooks, a wealthy financier, vows to get even. Gordon goes home to Virginia, takes his few belongings to a high mountain hut, and becomes a hermit. One day an auto is stalled on the mountain. In it are Brooks and his daughter, while Brooks and the chauffeur go for assistance Gordon carries the girl to his hut. There he tells her of her father's deeds, and notifies Brooks that his daughter is held for ransom. The girl rather enjoys the situation. One day on the mountain she and Gordon see a legendary apparition formed by mist. Gordon takes this as an omen that he has done wrong and sets the girl free. She goes and pleads with her father to make restitution and threatens to return to Gordon if he does not. The old man relents and gives her the amount, which she takes to Gordon. She and Gordon have learned to love each other and they return to the world together. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1913 (USA) See more »

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Reliance Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The ultra-romantic type
28 August 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is an out-of-door film story in two reels, of the ultra-romantic type. The hero abducts the rich man's daughter and holds her for ransom, or in other words until her father restores the property he obtained by fraud. The appearance of the apparition on the "haunted peak" leads the hero to release the girl, but by this time they are in love and she forces her father to return her lover's property. An entertaining feature. - The Moving Picture World, April 19, 1913


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