The Greaser and the Weakling

Release Date:   9/2/1912
Distributor:   Film Supply Company
of America
Reels:   1
Brand:   Flying A
Genre:   Western Drama
Director:   Allan Dwan
Writer:   Allan Dwan
Confirmed Cast:   Jack Kerrigan, Jack Richardson, Pauline Bush, Marshall Neilan, Jessalyn Van Trump
Story Summary:

On the death of Mrs. Burgess, her two daughters came home from the East. The ranch foreman paid his respects to the widow, and incidentally lost his heart to pretty Mabel. Claudine, the other sister, found herself beset by Jim Bradley, but little suspected that Jim was the victim of a cunning Mexican's tongue. They planned-Jim and the Mexican- to marry the girls and obtain control of the ranch.

- Moving Picture World, September 14th, 1912

...Pursuant to this policy, the greaser often threw himself in Florence's path, and finally declared himself. She spurned him. But affairs proceeded more smoothly with Johnny. Evelyn soon learned to love him, and he to love her. He repented of his bargain, and finally confessed the plot to Evelyn, and she forgave him. He then confessed to Florence, who consulted her sister and forgave him also. At last, screwing up his courage to the sticking point, Johnny went to Jack Harding. Jack, however, was not so easily satisfied. He sought out the greaser and thrashed him roundly, and then confessed his own love for Florence. The greaser fled. A few days later he returned, and finding Evelyn alone, kidnapped her. He did not escape the vigilant eye of Johnny, however, who opened fire on him. A battle followed, and the greaser sank to the ground mortally wounded. (Bioscope, 10/17/12, p.xxii)

Unique Occurrences:

This was the first production made with Santa Barbara scenery.

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