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Jessie, the Stolen Child (1909)

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A gypsy caravan passes slowly along the country road. Hugo, on the front seat, drives lazily: Bill, his companion, sits on the back of the wagon smoking, while Liza, another member of the ... See full summary »

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Mary Fuller
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A gypsy caravan passes slowly along the country road. Hugo, on the front seat, drives lazily: Bill, his companion, sits on the back of the wagon smoking, while Liza, another member of the tribe, walks behind. They come to the farm house of Mr. Graham, where Jessie, his little daughter of 5 years, is playing in the yard. Bill and Liza approach the house and ask for food and money, which is refused by Mrs. Graham. Her husband comes from behind the house at this moment and gruffly orders the gypsies away. They walk off sullenly and a few moments later return and kidnap the little child. The mother soon misses Jessie, suspects the gypsies and Mr. Graham and several neighbors start in pursuit. The gypsies observe the pursuing party. The child is bound and gagged and secreted in a hollow tree, and when the party reaches the camp no trace of the missing child can be found and they return sadly home. Ten years later we find the same tribe encamped on the bank of a river. Jessie, by this time,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 February 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with A Clever Trick (1909). See more »

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