The Peacemaker (1912)

Winnie Simmons marries Pete Bolan, and they get along well until Pete imbibes too freely and commences to abuse his wife. Winnie leaves him and goes home. Pete, however, follows her, ... See full summary »

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Francis Boggs

Writer:

Francis Boggs
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Sydney Ayres ... Paul Gregory - the Peacemaker
Herbert Rawlinson ... Pete Bolan
Bessie Eyton ... Winnie Simmons
George Hernandez George Hernandez ... Old Bolan - Pete's Father
Nick Cogley ... Jed Simmons - the Backwoodsman (as Nicholas Cogley)
Fred Huntley ... Reverend Joseph Jay (as F.W. Huntley)
John Fitzgerald John Fitzgerald ... Judge Cullen (as J. Fitzgerald)
James L. McGee ... George Hart
Anna Dodge Anna Dodge ... Mrs. Simmons
Eugenie Besserer

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Winnie Simmons marries Pete Bolan, and they get along well until Pete imbibes too freely and commences to abuse his wife. Winnie leaves him and goes home. Pete, however, follows her, receives a thrashing from her father, and like a whipped puppy, runs off to tell his father of his troubles, marital and otherwise. The two return to Simmons' house, where the two older men have a forceful argument. Winnie, though, refuses to return to her husband, and finally obtains a divorce from him. Several months after Paul Gregory, a young author, comes to the vicinity of the Simmons in search of color for a new novel. There he sees Winnie, accosted by her erstwhile husband, rushes to her rescue and accompanies her to her home, where he receives the hearty thanks of her people. But Pete does not so easily forget and so, getting his gun, resolves to "get" Paul. He follows him, aims at him, but shooting high, does no more damage than knock Paul's hat off. Paul, instantly on his guard, turns and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Western

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The fun comes mostly from the mountain characters
23 July 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A good, pleasing comedy of backwoods mountain folk, at which the audience laughed. The people are of the same type and the backgrounds are the same in kind as the Selig producer used in a recent picture, "A Diamond in the Rough." The photographs are excellent, but the scenes don't use the grand backgrounds; they are smaller. The story shows us a quarrel between a backwoodsman and his wife. The peace-maker was a novelist who came to the district looking for fresh local color. Perhaps he overdid the peace-making and was a bit too ministerial. The effect made him seem, especially in the last scene in the mountain cabin, to be taking too much credit to himself. The fun comes mostly from the mountain characters. It is not surely a notable feature; but it is good and substantial. - The Moving Picture World, January 20, 1912


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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