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  • The Quitter (II) (1916)
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The Quitter (II) (1916)
Short | Short, Drama

Kane Malloy has become a successful rancher by dint of a hard struggle. He came from the east a tenderfoot, and now he and his wife, .Mavis, are in comfortable circumstances. Mavis never has been in sympathy with her husband. She hates the...See moreKane Malloy has become a successful rancher by dint of a hard struggle. He came from the east a tenderfoot, and now he and his wife, .Mavis, are in comfortable circumstances. Mavis never has been in sympathy with her husband. She hates the ranch. She hates the desert; she even hates him, because he compels her to live so far from luxuries. At last it becomes unbearable and she starts planning to leave it all and return east to her Aunt Julia. Just as the train is pulling out she is much surprised to find Kane there to bid her good-bye. Arrived in the east, she tries to forget all the scathing remarks of her husband and thinks to find enjoyment and happiness in the great swirl of society. But everywhere she goes she is reminded of her husband by the questions of her friends. One day she meets Isabel, a former sweetheart of Kane's, and she is not a little perturbed some few days later when she finds that Isabel has started for a visit to some neighbor friends of Kane's. She allows Tommy Eversley, a society fop, to take her about, but it is not long before Tommy oversteps his bounds and then Mavis awakens to the realization that this life that she longed for so long, does not spell happiness for her. When Mavis arrives at the station out home the agent informs her that Martinez, a Mexican laborer, who has been causing her husband considerable trouble, must be somewhere in the neighborhood. He lends Mavis a horse and she starts for home. As she is riding through the country she is quite startled to notice a man crouching near the dam which her husband constructed. She finds that it is Martinez, and that he has lighted a fuse, intending to blow up the dam. Frightened, Martinez leaves and Mavis puts out the burning fuse. Mounting her horse, she starts in pursuit, intending to capture him before he can do any further damage. She shoots his horse from under him and the two exchange shots, in which both are wounded, but Mavis has the upper hand and compels Martinez to walk before her to her husband's home. Some time later she explains to her husband what happened, and tells him that now she realizes where her heart is, and that she wants to make good in his eyes. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated Nov 11, 1916

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Nov 11, 1916 (United States)

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7 cast members
Name Known for
Charles Perley
Kane Malloy Kane Malloy   See fewer
Roberta Wilson
Mavis Malloy Mavis Malloy   See fewer
Hayward Mack
Tommy Eversley Tommy Eversley   See fewer
Nan Christy
Isabel (as Nan Christie) Isabel (as Nan Christie)   See fewer
T.D. Crittenden
Martinez Martinez   See fewer
Harry Schenck
Clive Livingstone Clive Livingstone   See fewer
Eileen Sedgwick
Betty Livingstone (as Babe Sedgwick) Betty Livingstone (as Babe Sedgwick)   See fewer
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