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George Peabody is a young man who has been giving free rein to his inclinations, the principal one being drink. One might have concluded he was lost, but there was the chance which the hand... See full summary »



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George Peabody is a young man who has been giving free rein to his inclinations, the principal one being drink. One might have concluded he was lost, but there was the chance which the hand of Providence always bestows in the person of pretty little Ruth King, who had secretly loved George since their childhood days. She succeeds in persuading him from his reckless life, and he determines to cut off from his old loose companions by going out West and making a man of himself. Bidding Ruth and her mother good-bye, he realizes that he loves his little preserver and promises to return worthy of her love and confidence. They plight their troth with their first kiss and a heart shaped locket, which Ruth wears, she breaking it in two, giving George one side while she retains the other, which symbolized the reunion of their hearts with his return. George is fortunate to strike the West in the midst of a boom, and being an affable, bright chap, meets with success, and is soon a favorite with ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 September 1909 (USA)  »

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Redeems their high standing in the producing field
30 December 2014 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A Biograph picture that redeems their high standing in the producing field after the slip made in "The Children's Friend." In "The Broken Locket" we are introduced to the finesse of acting and staging which within the year has created a world-wide demand for Biograph subjects. The sad story of a young man's downfall through yielding to temptation, the consequent blighting of the life of a trusting sweetheart, the repentance that came too late, are all presented in a manner so convincing that as a moral lesson "The Broken Locket" ranks with any of the sermons in pictures ever issued by this company, which is the highest praise that can be given. Photographic excellence also prevails throughout. - The Moving Picture World, September 25, 1909

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