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The ruse : four classic silent Westerns.

Author: William S HartWm H CliffordTom MixEdwin S PorterWilliam H WatsonAll authors
Publisher: Narberth, PA : Alpha Home Entertainment, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
Database:WorldCat
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The Ruse: After he abandons gunfighting for prospecting, Bat Peters meets up with a shady Chicago businessman who kidnaps Bats sweethart, forcing the retired gunman to strap on his six-guns and bring western justice to town.
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Genre/Form: Western films
Comedy films
Silent films
Fiction films
Short films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William S Hart; Wm H Clifford; Tom Mix; Edwin S Porter; William H Watson; Jimmie Adams; Lola Maxam; Alfred C Abadie; Gilbert M Anderson; Billy Engle; Broncho Motion Picture Co.; Exclusive Features Inc.; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Hollywood Film Enterprises, Inc.
OCLC Number: 746777816
Language Note: Silent films with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Notes: Title from menu screen and container; some production and cast credits from IMDb.
Running time listed on container as 58 min.
Originally produced as short films, 1903, 1915 and 1926.
Performer(s): The ruse: Wm S. Hart, Clara Williams, Jack Davidson, Fanny Midgley, Gertrude Claire.
An Arizona wooing: Tom Mix, Louella Maxam, Pat Chrisman, William Brunton, Sid Jordan.
The great train robbery: A.C. Abadie, Gilbert M. Anderson, George Barnes, Walter Cameron, Marie Murray.
Out West: Jimmie Adams, Billy Engle, William Blaisdell, William Irving.
Awards: National Film Registry selection, 1990 (Great train robbery)
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 70 mins.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: The ruse / Broncho Motion Picture Co. directors, William H. Clifford, William S. Hart ( 22 min. ; 1915) --
An Arizona wooing / Exclusive Features Inc. director, Tom Mix (12 min. ; 1915) The great train robbery / Edison Manufacturing Co. director, Edwin S. Porter (12 min. ; 1903)--
Out West / Hollywood Film Enterprises, Inc. director, William H. Watson (18 min. ; 1926)
Other Titles: Great train robbery.
Arizona wooing.
Out West
Chase yourself.

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The Ruse: After he abandons gunfighting for prospecting, Bat Peters meets up with a shady Chicago businessman who kidnaps Bats sweethart, forcing the retired gunman to strap on his six-guns and bring western justice to town.

An Arizona wooing: Cowboy Tom Warner raises sheep on a cattle ranch owned by Mr. Dixon, the father of his girlfriend Jean. Jean, meanwhile, is being menaced by a Mexican outlaw who wants her for his own. When Jean's father decides he no longer wants Tom to raise sheep on his ranch they quarrel, and Dixon sends a gang of ranch hands to persuade Tom to leave.

The great train robbery: A group of bandits stage a train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Out West: Also known as Chase yourself, Jimmie, Lavoris and Turpentine have just arrived in the West where Two-Gun Joe, the local bad man, surprises them while they eat. When the sheriff runs him off, Two-Gun drops a monogrammed pipe which Jimmie picks up. Molly, on a nearby ranch, is having troubles with her foreman who, when he sees the pipe, thinks Jimmie is the outlaw and gets real peaceful. Impressed, Molly offer Jimmie the ranch-foreman's job.

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