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Trapped in a Forest Fire (1913)

Short | Short, Drama, Romance

Robert Newton, a young businessman, and his mother give a house party at his shooting lodge in the Adirondack Mountains. Among the invited guests are Vera Stanton, with whom Robert is in love, and Inez Tremain, who in her turn, loves ...See moreRobert Newton, a young businessman, and his mother give a house party at his shooting lodge in the Adirondack Mountains. Among the invited guests are Vera Stanton, with whom Robert is in love, and Inez Tremain, who in her turn, loves Robert. To complicate matters, Inez is loved by Tom Nevins, a friend of Robert. Nevins proposes to Inez and is refused laughingly. While sitting on the veranda later on, Inez sees Robert and Vera start for a walk and follows them, over hearing Robert propose, and being rejected, because he was too practical. Trying then to win Robert by fair means, and failing because of his thoughts of Vera, Inez decides to remove Vera from his life, and to this end sends for Dick Graham, an adventurer friend of hers, to come and camp near them, thinking, because of his dashing ways and Vera's romantic turn of mind, he can win her, Graham is agreeable, as Vera is rich and he is looking for money. Seven days later he arrives and camps near the lodge. Inez then takes Vera walking, and steers her to Graham's camp. Appearing surprised at seeing an old friend she introduces Vera, whispering to Dick in the meantime, that this is the girl, Graham makes the girls comfortable and they spend the afternoon. Sometime later Robert, who has been hunting, happens upon the scene and being introduced to Graham invites him to call. Graham does so one evening and progresses far enough in his suit to arrange a meeting with Vera alone. Inez, in the meantime, is making her advances to Robert and to all outward appearances her plan is working. On the evening of his engagement with Vera, while waiting until it is time to meet her, Graham passes the time away smoking, and as he leaves his camp for the meeting place, throws his half-smoked cigarette in the dry leaves. Sometime later as he is waiting for her, he smells smoke and sees the fire caused by his carelessness. Becoming panic stricken he rushes for the shooting lodge, leaving Vera to her fate. In the meantime all is chaos at the lodge. Graham has alarmed everyone, the cars come on and loaded to capacity start for safety, Graham and Inez in the first car. Robert misses Vera; no one knows where she is but Graham, and he is too big a coward to tell. Failing to find her in the house, Robert, James Stanton, Vera's brother, and his friend, Tom Nevins, start out to find her, first knocking down the chauffeur of one car for trying to leave. Vera now is hemmed in by fire; every way she turns she is confronted by flames, and incoming exhausted faints away. The fire is raging on every side, great trees burning in a few seconds. But the boys after several narrow escapes, find her and in the last remaining car, carry her to safety. Several months later Nevins, who has become interested in a girl who really loves him, Sallie Weston, proposes and is accepted. Robert and Vera then one night after the opera have a little love scene and everything ends happily. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated Dec 8, 1913

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Dec 8, 1913 (United States)

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Sydney Ayres
Robert Newton Robert Newton   See fewer
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Vivian Rich
Vera Redmond Vera Redmond   See fewer
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Harry von Meter
Thomas Nevins Thomas Nevins   See fewer
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Charlotte Burton
Inez Tremain Inez Tremain   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
Jack Graham Jack Graham   See fewer
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Violet Knights
Sally Stanton (as Violet Neitz) Sally Stanton (as Violet Neitz)   See fewer
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Jacques Jaccard
James Redmond James Redmond   See fewer
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Louise Lester
Mrs. Newton - Robert's Mother Mrs. Newton - Robert's Mother   See fewer
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