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The Three of Us
Director: John W. Noble (Dir)
Release Date:   14 Dec 1914
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Mabel Taliaferro (Rhy MacChesney)  
    Creighton Hale (Clem)  
    Master Stuart (Sonny)  
    Edwin Carewe (Steve Towney)  
    Irving Cummings (Louis Beresford)  
    Madame Claire (Maggie)  
    Harry Smith (Mr. Bix)  
    Mayme Kelso (Mrs. Bix)  

Summary: Rhy MacChesney and her brothers Clem and Sonny own the unprofitable Colorado gold mine, The Three of Us. Steve Towney, who loves Rhy, owns the equally unsuccessful adjoining mine. When Steve finally discovers gold, he must register his claim by noon the following day or loose title to the mine, but Rhy urges him to wait until after the Halloween dance. Clem overhears their conversation and, wanting money to go East, sells the information to rival miner Louis Beresford. The next day, when the papers and ore samples which Steve entrusted to Rhy are missing, he accuses her of stealing them. She proves her love and her honesty, however, by taking a daring ride across the mountains to register Steve's claim just in time to save his mine from Beresford's machinations. 

Production Company: B. A Rolfe Photo Plays, Inc.  
Distribution Company: Alco Film Corp.  
Director: John W. Noble (Dir)
Photography: H. O. Carleton (Cam)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the play The Three of Us by Rachel Crothers (New York, 17 Oct 1906).
Authors: Rachel Crothers

Physical Properties: b&w:
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Genre: Drama
 
Subjects (Major): Gold mines
  Informers
  Love tests
  Mine claims
  Rivalry
 
Subjects (Minor): Colorado
  Dances
  Secret documents
  False accusations
  Halloween
  Riding
  Theft

Note: This picture was filmed on location in Wilkes-Barre, PA. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Motog   2 Jan 15   p. 41.
MPN   9 Jan 15   p. 58.
MPN   30 Jan 15   p. 33.
MPW   14 Aug 15   p. 86.
NYDM   23 Dec 14   p. 37.
Variety   25 Dec 14   p. 42.

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