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The Kill-Joy

The Kill-Joy(1917)

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Stage driver Shoot 'Em Up Bob comes upon little Billie, a girl stranded in the plains after her father plunged to his death while searching for water. Disregarding the laws of the town of Contentment, which forbid any women within its limits, Bob takes Billie home with him. After the other men discover Billie's presence, she makes inroads into all their hearts except for that of The Crab, who arranges with some Indians to have the girl kidnapped. The Crab's conscience catches up with him however, and he goes to retrieve Billie. While bringing her back to town, he is intercepted by the other men who have vowed death to the child's abductor. They are about to carry out their pledge when Billie intervenes, says that she loves The Crab, too, and restores peace to the town of Contentment.