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A disfigured young woman with two beautiful sisters is courted by a blind man. Will he still love her when his sight is restored?

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Carl Wagner was bereft of his sight when a small child, and in order that he might be independent and earn a livelihood he learned music, that art in which the blind become most proficient. He played violin for the dancing at many of the East Side balls. Grace, Vivian and Daisy are sisters in a family of the workaday class. Vivian and Daisy are pretty young girls, while Grace is considered homely on account of an ugly scar on her cheek, the result of an accident at her work. The two pretty sisters are great favorites, enjoying social distinction, while drudgery and loneliness is the lot of poor Grace. We see the contrast on Saturday. Vivian and Daisy are getting ready to go to a party, and Grace is allowed to mope at home. Mother, however, urges Grace to go, and helps her to dress in a becoming frock. At the ball Vivian and Daisy are the center of attraction, engaging all the gallants' attention, but Grace remains the wallflower. The ball is over, and the poor girl would be allowed to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 November 1909 (USA)  »

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La lumière retrouvée  »

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Not so bad
25 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I found some interest in the film.

You could follow the story line, it all stuck together and had its climax. Nothing spectacular but one of the many movies to pumped out for the hungry theaters of the time. It did its job, told a story that kept the audience watching to the end. It was obviously a too in depth a story to tell in such a short film.

The man acting the blind musician a few times look like he was going to sway/topple over. But actually was quite credible as a blind person, certainly better than many other efforts.

Ruth Hart's performance was good and she showed some potential. Wonder why she disappeared from acting after 1910? Marriage? The other interest is seeing the 19 year old Mary Pickford as minor support player still learning her trade.


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