Crosby , Brooks Benedict Lt. Pop leaves his partner, Abe, behind with a knowing look. The monotony of the life and its regularity finally drive him into the folly of donning the disguise of a band of notorious highwaymen, and holding up the public coach. Indian Pete Chief John Big Tree. She was acquainted with the traditions of every regiment, with its war record, with its peace-time politics, its nicknames, its scandals, even with the earnings of each company- canteen.
His good looks warrant the attention that is given by the ladies at the post. Stickney applied to the quartermaster for three feet of stovepipe, if Lieutenant Curtis were granted two days' leave for quail shooting, Mary Cahill knew it; and if Mrs. So, between the upper and the nether grindstones, Mary Cahill was left without the society of her own sex, and was of necessity forced to content herself with the society of the officers. A few minutes later, the paymaster and a lone armed guard arrive in a wagon with a strong box. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. This is a collection of five of Davis' stories, each illustrated by an important artist of the day including Western master Remington.
Reviews Were Not Good Almost universally, reviews were not good. Mackaill's character does have one very significant role, though. If Trumpeter Tyler flatted on church call, if Mrs. They are preparing to go to a dance which, in spite of his attraction to Mary, holds absolutely no appeal for Ranson. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. Moreover, her father, a dark, sinister man, alive only to money- making, was known to handle a revolver with the alertness of a town- marshal.
The boards are covered with red brown cloth with bright, embossed, gold titles on the spine and front. Edison had filmed it twice before in 1910 and 1915 in one or two-reel versions. Frederic Remington, Howard Chandler Christy, et al. Pictorial brown cloth stamped in color and gilt, top edge gilt. Loyalty to Mary Cahill was a tradition at Fort Crockett, which it was the duty of each succeeding regiment to sustain. But none of these things counted against the great fact that each evening Mary Cahill, the daughter of the post-trader, presided over the evening meal, and turned it into a banquet.
Now we have several characters mixed up in the evening's events, a large amount of money being transported, and a plot that continues to thicken!! They see the stage and its passengers off for Fort Crockett. Owner's gift inscription on preliminary, decorative bookplate on front pastedown, hinge cracked, spine faded, cloth and pages stained, dampstain on front hinge and spine, a good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. One of the author's most successful works, later adapted by him into a play, and then filmed twice as a silent, in 1915 with Marc MacDermott as the doomed father, and then in 1926 with Richard Barthelmess swashbuckling through the title role. Louis, Mary Cahill had watched officers come and officers go. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. The monotony of the life there and its regularity finally drive him into the folly of donning the disguise of a band of notorious highwaymen, and holding up the public coach.
An even better version of Ranson's Folly was filmed eleven years later, with Richard Barthelmess as the title character. Realistic, effective, dramatic , deftly-crafted stories , engaging and interesting to read, by journalist, war correspondent, Richard Harding Davis 1864 - 1916 , including ; Ranson's Folly. If it isn't me old friend the beer slinger from McTurk's saloon in New York! The Post Trader Pat Hartigan. Dorothy Mackaill is very lovely in this film and exudes the innocence and youthful adoration for the lieutenant that one would expect. His position and influence secure a lieutenancy in a Western post. Actually, we are introduced early on to a scene where the Commandant's wife is hosting a tea party with ladies in their Victorian attire, all very proper and elegant, at least for a military post in the West, that is.
For five years, ever since her father brought her from the convent at St. The print contrast is not excellent, but good and very watchable. She was acquainted with the traditions of every regiment, with its war record, with its peace time politics, its nicknames, its scandals, even with the earnings of each company canteen. Illustrated by Frederic Remington, F. When he talked, she now looked at the blazing log fire, and her cheeks glowed and her eyes seemed to reflect the lifting flame. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us.
From her high chair behind the counter, with the cash register on her one side and the weighing scales on the other, she gave her little Senate laws, and smiled upon each and all with the kind impartiality of a comrade. Cover decoration of cavalry officer and horse has some superficial rubbing, but still bright and colorful. The junior officers of Fort Crockett had organized a mess at the post-trader's. Remember our shady character, Cahill? An Adventurer Who Requires Excitement, Danger What forms the basis for our story, though, is the fact that Lieutenant Ranson is an adventurer who requires excitement - even danger - to fulfill his life. But of late she smiled upon all save Lieutenant Ranson.
We want a clear wire. At Fort Crockett, which lay under her immediate observation, she knew more of what was going forward than did the regimental adjutant, more even than did the colonel's wife. Ranson's Folly commentary Distributed by First National Pictures Premiere: May 30, 1926 Directed by Sidney Olcott Cast: Richard Barthelmess Lt. Cover has some edge bumping and minor scrapes to the top spine. Borman Pop Henderson , Bud Pope Abe Fisher , Forrest Seabury Drummer , Chief Eagle Wing Indian Pete , Chief John Big Tree Chief Standing Bear Commentary Good, Not Great PremiereThe high regard in which Richard Barthelmess' silent film career is held is based mainly on two D. However, the plot is deeper than that.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. Loyalty to Mary Cahill was a tradition at Fort Crockett, which it was the duty of each succeeding regiment to sustain. Later on, circumstantial evidence suggests that Ranson and the Red Rider are one in the same, earning him an arrest and possible execution. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. Of course, later, when we see him all bandaged from head to toe in the infirmary, the heroic status is amplified with sympathy. Ranson faced the door, spinning the revolver around his fourth finger.