The Rival Stage Lines (1911)

Mary Cameron and John Rydon become engaged. Charley and Harry, rejected suitors, go to Nevada and become rival stagecoach owners. Mary and John both arrive in Sage. John offers the express ... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Boggs

Writer:

E.A. Martin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sydney Ayres ... Henry Harding
Herbert Rawlinson ... Charley Patuck
Tom Santschi ... John Rydon
George Hernandez George Hernandez ... Bill Grones
Fred Huntley ... Slatts - the Foreman
Iva Shepard ... Mary Cameron (as Iva Sheppard)
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Mary Cameron and John Rydon become engaged. Charley and Harry, rejected suitors, go to Nevada and become rival stagecoach owners. Mary and John both arrive in Sage. John offers the express contract to the stage making the fastest time between there and Cactus. Mary says she will favor the one who wins. Charley has arranged with some cowboys to hold up his rival's stage in fun, and the same plan has been adopted by Harry, who arranges with some friendly Indians, The plans miscarry, each holding up the wrong stage. During the ensuing mix-up John gets up on the stage and drives off, arriving at Cactus first himself, thus winning the girl. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1911 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There is fun of a kind in it, but no heart interest
23 April 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This picture exists for the sake of picturing one trip of the rival stages, each trying by fair means and foul to get to Cactus first and so win the express company's contract. The stages were owned by rivals in love. The girl was present with her accepted fiancé, who was not known, and rode in one of the stages. One owner employs cowboys, the other Indians, both giving blank cartridges, to hold up his competitor. The cowboys make the first move, but hearing the Indians attacking the other stage, rush to the rescue. In the melee, the girl and her beau drive off one of the stages and claim and also get the contract. It is speedy, but not a vital picture. There is fun of a kind in it, but no heart interest. It isn't powerful. - The Moving Picture World, October 14, 1911


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