|Thomas Ince, 1922|
|Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Wild West Show, 1913 (click for more)|
Ince joined Kay-Bee Pictures, which produced some 256 films during the years 1912-1918. Below is one of their westerns, Past Redemption (1913), co-written by Thomas Ince and William Clifford and directed by Burton King. It features Ann Little as the feisty daughter of a saloon owner who is put out of business by the local temperance league. She decides to mend her wild ways, but to no avail.
A writer at imdb.com calls it a 30-minute film, but this version is only ten minutes, and the abruptness of scene changes suggest that it may have been cut from a longer original. [If the video won't play, give the slide bar under the pic a little nudge to get it going.]
Notice the use of Indians in some scenes and the dust and excitement in a fight scene shot from a very high angle. A chase on horseback is also well done.
|William S. Hart, c1917|
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