The Suffragette Sheriff (1912)

Much to his surprise, Bill's wife gets elected sheriff.


George Melford




Cast overview:
William H. West ... Rattlesnake Bill
Alice Joyce ... Bill's Wife - the Sheriff
Jane Wolfe ... Miss Wronged, the Suffragette Sheriff
Carlyle Blackwell ... Simple Sam


Rattlesnake Bill and his industrious wife enjoyed the simple life until the arrival of Bill's old maid sister. The latter was an ardent suffragette, and so convincingly did she expound her doctrines that the good wife became dissatisfied with her lot, and left the kitchen to enlighten those of her sex who dwelt in darkness. Bill, unaccustomed to work of any kind, found the household duties decidedly irksome. When his wife was elected to the office of sheriff he saw it was up to him to do something desperate and gathering together several of his cronies, he unfolded the deep-laid plot. It was agreed that he should pretend to kill a man. Then it would devolve upon the sheriff to bring the supposed murdered to justice, a proceeding which Bill inherently felt would be impossible with his better-half. Old Judge Soft was duly advised of the plan and the little drama began to enact itself. The principals, however, were not aware that the resourceful sheriff had overheard the plot. The trial ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Release Date:

17 July 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA

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Kalem Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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