Broncho Billy's Sentence 1915
Broncho Billy, an outlaw, after robbing a stagecoach, goes to the cabin of an old man who lives with his daughter and demands food. While here the posse comes along and Broncho orders the girl out to tell them that he has not been seen, while he holds the old man at the point of a gun threatening him with death if he opens his mouth. The posse believe the girl, so go on. When Broncho leaves, the girl, mad with anger, brings out a Winchester and shoots him in the head. He drags himself to a hollow stump, where he hides the money he stole. He then makes his way to a small town, where he goes to the church and tells the minister and his wife how he was accidentally shot. Broncho lived at the minister’s home for some time and becomes converted. One night he steals out, taking with him a Bible. Heleaves a note saying he lied about being accidentally shot and that he is an outlaw. He goes, to the sheriff’s office with his loot and gives himself up. Years later find him a prisoner in the penitentiary. He still has his Bible and each morning conducts a prayer meeting in the chapel. Finally one morning he is called into the warden’s office and given his freedom for good behavior.
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|Genre:||Short Films Silent|
|Starring:||Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Virginia True Boardman, Ernest Van Pelt|
|Color/BW:||Black & White|
|Director:||Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson|
|Movie Type:||Public Domain Films|