Algie the Miner

(Solax Film Company, 1912)

Algie, an effeminate and flamboyant young man, wants to marry the daughter of Harry Lyons, but Lyons won't approve until Algie proves himself to be a man. Algie heads west to try his hand at prospecting and soon finds himself under the tutelage of Big Jim, a rough and brawny miner who before long begins to depend on Algie as much as Algie depends on him.

This copy of Algie the Miner is more complete than the version that aired on TCM.


Starring Billy Quirk
Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché




Image quality:



480p SD


11 minutes


Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.



  • Stream online or download MP4





Also availabile

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