Policeman John Murray is the proud father of a little girl and the happy husband of a dutiful wife. Both father's and mother's whole life is centered in their little one, and the little ... See full summary »

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Arthur V. Johnson ...
John Murray
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Marion Leonard ...
Sicilian Woman
Charles Inslee ...
Sicilian Woman's Accomplice
Harry Solter ...
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Linda Arvidson ...
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Jeanie Macpherson
Gertrude Robinson
Dorothy West
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Policeman John Murray is the proud father of a little girl and the happy husband of a dutiful wife. Both father's and mother's whole life is centered in their little one, and the little family are as happy as can be until death tears the baby from them. As the child's soul leaves its body, so the poor heart-broken mother's reason leaves her. What an awful blow to Murray. The loss of his child was indeed hard to bear, but his dear wife hurled into a living death was worse. A trained nurse must be her constant companion, and the poor woman spent her time fondling the dolls and playthings of her lost one. Murray's beat lay in the tenderloin section of the city, and many curious characters came under his notice. In the cellar under a junk shop there lived, or rather existed, a Sicilian couple of the very lowest type, who eked an existence by begging and theft. A little orphan girl fell into their keeping and they forced her to beg on the street for them, beating her into submission if she... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 January 1909 (USA)  »

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The 34 Year Old D.W. Griffith
7 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Due to the fact that D.W. Griffith is probably one of the earliest Hollywood directors, one has to assess his work. This one reeler which has survived the test of time, although not very entertaining, is significant because it is the first of Griffith's second year of working as a director in Hollywood.


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