The Widow of Rickie O'Neal

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The Widow of Rickie O'Neal

Director: Otis Thayer

Year: 1912

Plot: Rickie O'Neal decided to end his life in the river. But the water is too cold so he left his clothing near the water, shaved off his beard and is now living the simple life. He becomes a caller at a neighboring ranch controlled by the Widow Manning, who decides to give the boys a dinner, but they are slighted in order that Rickie may have all the attention. In fact, the Widow Manning can only see in Rickie the love light of her long lost John. This even angers the hired girl and she leaves. The boys remembering the widow over the range felt sure that she would be glad of the place and at once one of them goes for her. When Widow O'Neal drives up Rickie makes his escape through the rear. The hearts of the boys are touched and they decide to give the poor widow a Wild West show benefit. Securing a disguise Rickie attends. The money comes in by the handful. Rickie decides to seek his first love as the money looks to him like "easy life." He eventually becomes the idol of the Rickie home again.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: The Widow of Rickie O'Neal
Director: Otis Thayer
Writer: Otis Thayer
Producer: William Nicholas Selig
Type: movie
Year: 1912
Genres: Short, Comedy, Western
Cast: William Duncan , Winifred Greenwood , Myrtle Stedman , Adrienne Kroell , Rex De Rosselli
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 06 Feb 1912 (USA)
Production Companies: Selig Polyscope Company
Distributors: General Film Company , Selig Polyscope Company
Producer: William Nicholas Selig