The Renegades


An unhappy couple living in the West during prospecting times are burdened with difficulties, chief among them are the husband’s abusive tendencies, attacks by wigged Indians, and then her temptation to leave, to take up with a younger and kinder prospector (Edgar Jones).

Lubin Manufacturing Company, 1912. 14 minutes. Featuring Edgar Jones, Clara Williams.

Library copy: DVD transfer of VHS copy of Betzwood Archive 16mm film print, as restored by the Museum of Modern Art from an original 35mm print found in The Netherlands. The inter titles were in Dutch and had to be translated and reinserted. The film ends before there are credits, and the final scene is lost. There are no credits of responsibility remaining on the film. Credits source: Joseph Eckhardt, Lubin scholar.


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