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The Bargain  (1914) 
by Reginald Barker
A 1914 American silent western film; one of the 25 films added in 2010 to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
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The BARGAIN

IN FIVE PARTS
Produced For
The Paramount Pictures Corp.


THOS.H.INCE
DIRECTOR

Copyright 1914 New York Motion Picture Corp.

Mr. WILLIAM S. HART,
as JIM STOKES,
the Two-Gun Man

Mr. J. FRANK BURKE,
as BUD WALSH,
The Sheriff

Miss CLARA WILLIAMS,
as NELL BRENT

Mr. J. BARNEY SHERRY,
as PHIL BRENT,
Nell's Father

Mr. JAMES DOWLING
as WILKES, the Minister

The West! The Land of Vast Golden Silences Where God Sits Enthroned on the Purple Peaks and Man Stands Face to Face With His Soul


PART ONE

JIM STOKES, THE TWO-GUN MAN

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY.


NO. 14

TERMS AND CONDITION ON WHICH MESSAGES ARE REVEIVED BY THIS COMPANY FOR TRANSMISSION:

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A. STAGER Gen. Supt., Cleveland, Ohio I. R. ELWOOD, Secy., Rochester, N. Y.


To Agent, Blue Rock, Ariz - 5-11-'89
By Telegraph from San Francisco, Cal.

Jim Stokes, the two-gun man, is believed to be headed for Mexico through your county—double guard stage until further notice.

Walter Dickenson, G.M.
Overland Express Co.

THE EXPRESS AGENT WARNS THE STAGE MESSENGER TO DOUBLE THE GUARD THAT ACCOMPANIES THE STAGE

Stage Station
Stage
Leaves for
El Tempo
Thursday & Saturday
4 P.M.
Boulder City
Wed 9 A.M.

OVERLAND EXPRESS CO.

BUD WALSH, SHERIFF OF COCHISE COUNTY

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY.



NO. 14

TERMS AND CONDITION ON WHICH MESSAGES ARE REVEIVED BY THIS COMPANY FOR TRANSMISSION:

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A. STAGER Gen. Supt., Cleveland, Ohio I. R. ELWOOD, Secy., Rochester, N. Y.


To Agent, Blue Rock, Ariz - 5-11-'89
By Telegraph from San Francisco, Cal.

Jim Stokes, the two-gun man, is believed to be headed for Mexico through your county—double guard stage until further notice.

Walter Dickenson, G.M.
Overland Express Co.

"SHOOT THE FIRST MAN THAT MAKES A HOSTILE MOVE"

"BOYS, KEEP THEM COVERED FOR FIVE MINUTES AND IF THEY MAKE A MOVE DURING THAT TIME, SHOOT TO KILL"

OVERLAND
EXPRESS C.

"SAY, CAP' AIN'T THE FIVE MINUTES ABOUT UP?"

THE RUSE DISCOVERED

"Stokes Don't Know this Country. We Can Take the Sheep's Trail Over Bald Mountain and Head Him off Before He Reaches the Border"

El Tempo 90/MINUTES

OVERLAND EXPRESS CO.

POST OFFICE

AN OVER-ANXIOUS DEPUTY SPOILS THE PLAN TO CAPTURE THE BANDIT


PART TWO

STOKES ESCAPES TO THE BAD LANDS

DAWN

PHIL BRENT, AN ARIZONA PROSPECTOR

"I WAS CHASED BY INDIANS AND ONE OF THEM GOT ME"

NELL BRENT, DAUGHTER OF THE PROSPECTOR

TWO WEEKS LATER


AFTER AN UNSUCCESSFUL SEARCH

$1000 REWARD
William Hart - The Bargain.png

DESCRIPTION

Height, 6.2; Weight, 190 lbs; Eyes, Blue and very piercing; Hair, Dark Brown; Complexion, Fair; Muscular Build; Age, about 30


THE ABOVE REWARD WILL BE PAID FOR THE CAPTURE OF
JIM STOKES, BANDIT
BY THE SUPERVISORS OF COCHISE COUNTY

BUD WALSH, Sheriff

JIM STOKES, RECOVERED FROM HIS WOUND AND IN LOVE WITH HIS PRETTY NURSE, PROPOSES MARRIAGE

STOKES, DETERMINED TO REFORM, DECIDES TO SEND THE MONEY BACK TO THE EXPRESS OFFICE

REV. JOSHUA WILKES, CIRCUIT RIDER, VISITS HIS SCATTERED FLOCK

Overland
Express
Co.
Blue Rock
Ariz.

"I RECKON WE'VE GOT A JOB FOR YOU, PARSON"

Overland
Express Co.
$100000,

EVENING


PART THREE

"COME IN, BOYS, YOU'RE JUST IN TIME FOR MY DAUGHTER'S WEDDING"

THE FOLLOWING DAY

TEX WHITE
SALOON.

"MY SUSPICIONS WERE RIGHT. THE STRANGER WHO MARRIED NELL BRENT IS THE BANDIT, JIM STOKES"

STOKES COMES TO TOWN TO SHIP THE STOLEN MONEY TO THE EXPRESS COMPANY

GUNS
Ammunition

HARDWARE

"NO, I PICKED THIS UP ON THE DESERT. IT'S THE BAG THAT CONTAINED THE MONEY WHICH THE BANDIT TOOK AT BLUE ROCK"

SHERIFF'S [OFFICE] COCHISE Co.
BUD WALSH, SHERIFF

STOKES, REALIZING THAT HE WILL BE PURSUED, HEADS FOR THE MEXICAN BORDER

"THE SHERIFF ORDERS HIS MEN TO FOLLOW THE HORSE, WHILE HE FOLLOW THE FOOTPRINTS"

Dear little woman,
Had to leave in a hurry—Will explain later. Be patient until you hear from me for your love means so much to me.

Jim.

STOKES TAKES THE STAGE TO EL TEMPO

Dear little woman,
Had to leave in a hurry—Will explain later. Be patient until you hear from me for your love means so much to me.

Jim.

"YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. YOUR SON-IN-LAW IS JIM STOKES, THE BANDIT"

"FOR GOD'S SAKE KEEP THIS NEWS FROM NELL. IT WOULD BREAK HER HEART"

"OH NOTHING NELL. THE BOYS WERE JUST PASSING BY AND DROPPED IN TO OFFER THEIR CONGRATULATIONS"

A PREMONITION OF IMPEDING DANGER

THE FOLLOWING EVENING


THE SHERIFF TRAILS STOKES TO EL TEMPO, THE BORDER TOWN

DANCE HALL BORDER REST SALOON
AND
GAMBLING HALL
HOTEL

THE BORDER REST SALOON AND GAMBLING HALL

ROULETTE

HAZARD

LIMIT
¢200 $ 2500

DRAW POWER

CRAPS
¢2500


William Hart - The Bargain.png

DESCRIPTION

"HE'S A TWO-GUN MAN AND I'LL NEED HELP"


PART FOUR

[BO]RDER REST SALOON
AND
[GA]MBLING HALL

8

Overland
Express
Co.

Blue Rock
Ariz.

"WE'VE GOT THREE HOURS 'TILL STAGE TIME. I'M GOING TO WIRE BLUE ROCK WE'RE COMING"

7

6

TELEGRAPH
OFFICE

BUCK
THE
TIGER BOYS

TEMPTATION

A HALF HOUR LATER


BROKE

THE SHERIFF WAGERS THE LAST OF THE STOLEN MONEY IN AN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER HIS LOSSES

"I'm a Bigger Thief Than You, Jom Stokes. I Got Into the Game Downstairs and Lost the Money You Stole From the Express Company"

"Sheriff, I'll Make a Bargain With You. You Turn Me Loose and I'll Get the Money Back For You or They'll Take Me Home in a Box"


PART FIVE

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY.



NO. 14

TERMS AND CONDITION ON WHICH MESSAGES ARE REVEIVED BY THIS COMPANY FOR TRANSMISSION:

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A. STAGER Gen. Supt., Cleveland Ohio I. R. ELWOOD, Secy., Rochester N. Y.


To Agent - Overland Exp. Co. - Blue Rock, Ariz.
By Telegraph from El Tempo, Ariz.

Captured Stokes here this evening—Have money O.K. Leave for Blue Rock first train tomorrow.

Sheriff Walsh.

"THROW UP YOUR HANDS"

BORDER REST SALOON
AND
GAMBLING HALL

"THERE MAY BE A LITTLE MORE THAN YOU LOST, BUT I WAS IN A HURRY"

"SOME ONE HELP UP THE GAME DOWNSTAIRS AND WE THOUGHT YOUR MAN MIGHT HAVE GOT AWAY AND TURNED THE TRICK"

THE FOLLOWING MORNING

"I'LL GIVE YOU TWO HOURS START. GET YOUR WIFE AND CROSS THE BORDER. GOOD LUCK AND GOOD-BYE"

El Tempo 20M

BORDER 5 M

THE CONFESSION

"AND I'M JIM STOKES, THE TWO-GUN MAN"

THE SIGNAL

NO STAR IS LOST WE EVER ONCE HAVE SEEN;
WE ALWAYS MAY BE WHAT WE MIGHT HAVE BEEN.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.