The Sign of the Snake (1913)

Colonel Crewe, in charge of a fort near the Mexican border, receives word that some Chinese are about to be smuggled across the line. He details Lieutenant Hurd to attend to the matter. ... See full summary »

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Charles Giblyn
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sherman Bainbridge Sherman Bainbridge ... Col. Crewe
Ann Little ... Moon Chew (as Anna Little)
William Clifford ... Lt. Hurd
Louise Glaum ... Edith - Hurd's Fiancée
Walter Edwards
Gayne Whitman ... Secondary Role
Fanny Midgley Fanny Midgley ... (as Fannie Midgley)
Margaret Thompson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Estelle Allen
Miss Durham Miss Durham
Louis Morrison
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Colonel Crewe, in charge of a fort near the Mexican border, receives word that some Chinese are about to be smuggled across the line. He details Lieutenant Hurd to attend to the matter. Hurd, with a few soldiers, succeeds in capturing the Chinese, among whom is a Christianized girl, Moon Chew. She falls in love with Hurd. Moon Chew has been sold to a wealthy Chinaman in Frisco and Foo Choo, who is looking after his interests at the fort, informs him of what has happened. Hurd finds a sign on the door on which is drawn a snake and also an inscription telling him to leave Moon Choo at the depot. Hurd informs the colonel of this action. Word comes from Washington that all the Chinese captured, including the girl, must be deported. Moon Chew is heartbroken. Hurd's sweetheart, Edith, comes to the fort to marry Hurd. One day as he is dressing he discovers the snake on the bosom of his shirt and he sends a lieutenant to the laundry, where they capture the wealthy Chinaman, who has come to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1913 (USA) See more »

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Kay-Bee Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The photography is only fair
13 January 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The story of the love of a Chinese girl for a white man. The scenes are Western and quite appealing; the photography is only fair. Revenue officers are seen rounding up a band of Chinese smugglers and the love of the lieutenant for the Chinese girl follows, Later, when his sweetheart arrives from the East, Moon Choo saves him from assassination at the cost of her own life. A very fair production of its type. - The Moving Picture World, November 29, 1913


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