Captured by Mexicans (1914)

While crossing the Yuma Desert on their New York-to-San Francisco journey, the Ridgeleys rescue Pete, a Mexican, just as he is about to die of thirst. The man later shows his ingratitude ... See full summary »

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Sidney Olcott
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Cleo Ridgely ... Cleo Ridgley (as Cleo Ridgeley)
Don Ridgely Don Ridgely ... Don Ridgley (as Don Ridgeley)
William H. West ... General Ordez
Paul Hurst ... Pete - a Mexican (as Paul C. Hurst)
Thomas G. Lingham Thomas G. Lingham ... John Ford - American Consul (as T.G. Lingham)
Lawrence Peyton Lawrence Peyton ... Jack Ridd - a Prospector (as Larry Peyton)
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While crossing the Yuma Desert on their New York-to-San Francisco journey, the Ridgeleys rescue Pete, a Mexican, just as he is about to die of thirst. The man later shows his ingratitude and is driven from the camp. The Mexican returns. Stealing Don's rifle and horse, he shoots and seriously wounds his benefactor. Before making his escape, Pete empties the water bottles. Fearing lest she and Don perish of thirst, Cleo mounts her horse and accompanied by Major, her collie, goes in search of water. While she is gone, Pete returns to the camp with a band of Mexican rebels. The latter carry Don away with them as prisoner. Later, the rebels get into a battle with a body of Mexican Federals and are defeated. Pete and Don are captured. To save himself, the Mexican declares that Don is the leader of the rebel band. Overcome by heat and thirst, Cleo topples off her horse. Major tries to revive his mistress. Failing, he bounds away. He attracts the attention of some prospectors. Their curiosity... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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mexican | mexico | See All (2) »

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Western | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1914 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It has inconsistencies in it
21 July 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel offering that depicts supreme ingratitude on the part of a native Mexican who has been rescued from death by a couple of Americans. It introduces the federal and rebel contingents . Although it has inconsistencies in it, it is an exciting picture. - The Moving Picture World, April 25, 1914


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