The third of five Kinemacolor releases for the week of March 28, 1913, was the melodramatic His Brother's Keeper. A pair of farm boys decide to head out west in search of gold. Before leaving, each boy is handed a photograph by their sister, embossed with the reminder "I Am My Brother's Keeper." Alas, the boys fail to heed this homily, quickly falling out over the affections of a sexy dancehall girl. The argument ends disastrously, as the younger brother shoots his older sibling. Things take an upward turn towards the end, when the older brother, having recovered from his wounds and forgiven his hotheaded kid brother, falls in love with the saloon gal, who proves to have a proverbial heart of gold. The color photography in His Brother's Keeper -- accomplished by a tricky projection process and tinted film frames -- was the production's most interesting aspect.
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