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The Bank's Messenger (1913)

Short | Short, Drama, Thriller

The bank in a small western town, because of its poor facilities for protection, does not keep much cash on hand. One day this bank finds itself upon the verge of bankruptcy. It applies to the First National Bank in a larger community some...See moreThe bank in a small western town, because of its poor facilities for protection, does not keep much cash on hand. One day this bank finds itself upon the verge of bankruptcy. It applies to the First National Bank in a larger community some distance away, for funds, with which it hopes to stop the impending run. The National Bank, in order to deliver the cash before noon of that day, arranges with an express rider, who agrees to deliver same before the time mentioned, notwithstanding the fact that the territory through which he must pass is the hangout of a notorious band of outlaws. The outlaws hear of the rider's mission, and prepare for him. After some exciting chases and a running fight, the outlaw band capture the messenger and relieve him of his money. By this time their ammunition is gone, and in order to silence the rider, for good, they place a keg of giant powder beside the bound man. They then light the fuse and run for safety. The rider manages to free himself in time to kick the sputtering keg over the embankment before it explodes. This puts most of the outlaw band to flight, but the leader again engages with the messenger. This time the messenger is victorious and succeeds in capturing his assailant and recovering the money. After turning the outlaw over to a posse, he continues on his journey. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated Feb 27, 1913

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Feb 27, 1913 (United States)

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William Duncan
Joe Sandford - the Bank's Messenger Joe Sandford - the Bank's Messenger   See fewer
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Myrtle Stedman
Dorothy Mayne - Joe's Sweetheart Dorothy Mayne - Joe's Sweetheart   See fewer
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Lester Cuneo
Dick Randall - the Outlaw Dick Randall - the Outlaw   See fewer
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