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Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Beating He Needed -- November 18, 2012
This year we mark the 100th anniversary of the Keystone company. Here is an ad for an early Keystone release, a split reel of "The Beating He Needed" and "Pedro's Dilemma," from the 05-October-1912 Moving Picture World. "The Beating He Needed" sounds very enlightening: "An amusing story of an effeminate college boy who was sent West to make a man of him. The plan failed until his father gave him the beating he needed." Notice the actor in sheepskin chaps. This became an indicator of a greenhorn in a western film.