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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Occasional mild slapstick violence, such as a young man being kicked out the door, a man falling off a derailing handcar, a man falling off a bicycle, and people being soaked by massive gushes of water.
  • Some men are knocked unconscious by blows to the head.
  • A cannon is fired at a train with several men aboard.
  • The main character jokingly grabs a young woman by the throat as if to strangle her in frustration.
  • A mildly intense Civil War battle is fought at the end.
  • In a slapstick, bloodless scene, three men are shot dead and another is accidentally killed by a flying sword blade.
  • The main character nearly shoots himself in the foot.


  • Considering this is a silent movie, there are no profane words spoken.
  • (But in all honesty, there is no profanity in this film whatsoever)

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A union soldier sitting at a dinner table accidentally burns a hole in the tablecloth with his cigar.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A young woman is kidnapped, tied up, and passed from one car to another aboard a speeding train.
  • Many risky scenes of men clambering about aboard speeding trains, including a man performing a very dangerous stunt while riding atop the cowcatcher.
  • The main character nearly falls from a moving train while being threatened by a cannon.
  • A young woman is hidden in a bag and while hidden there subject to a lot of apparent (though unintentional) very rough treatment.
  • A young couple are caught in the middle of heavy foot and horse traffic, in apparent danger of being run down.
  • A dam breaks, threatening many men in a river.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A train falls into a ravine trough a burning trestle.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A young couple flee through a forest during a thunder storm, encountering a bear and getting caught in a bear trap.

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