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As It Is in Life (1910)

 -  Drama | Short  -  4 April 1910 (USA)
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A grief stricken widowed man, devotes his life to caring and providing for his very young daughter. He quickly secures a job at a nearby pigeon farm. One day he runs into an old sweetheart,... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
George Nichols ...
George Forrester
Gladys Egan ...
George Forrester's Daughter, as a Child
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George Forrester's Daughter, as an Adult
Marion Leonard ...
George Forrester's Sweetheart
Charles West ...
George Forrester's Son-in-Law
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Kate Bruce ...
The Maid
William J. Butler
W. Chrystie Miller ...
An Old Man
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Worker on Farm
Frank Opperman ...
The Daughter's Husband's Companion
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Owner of a Pigeon Farm (unconfirmed)
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A grief stricken widowed man, devotes his life to caring and providing for his very young daughter. He quickly secures a job at a nearby pigeon farm. One day he runs into an old sweetheart, but he soon realizes he cannot support a wife and his child too, so he sacrifices his own happiness for his daughter. Years later his daughter returns from school a young woman. She promises her father that she will never leave him. Then one day a young man turns her fancy, and they are both smitten with each other. As they meet secretly, her father finds out and angrily confronts the young man. His daughter explains she is in love and they are going to get married. Heartbroken, the father leaves, not wanting to see them again. A year later, the daughter has a baby of her own. With her husband always busy, she becomes very lonely. Missing her father, she visits him and places the baby in his arms. Upon seeing his daughter and grandchild he is immediately restored with joy and happiness. Written by Pamela Short

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Griffith 1910
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

As It Is in Life (1910)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A rather strange film from D.W. Griffith. A father sacrifices his own happiness in order to take care of his daughter. Years later the girl falls in love and chooses this man over her father, which leads dad into a state of depression. There's the typical Griffith melodrama on display here but I'm really not sure what he was going for in this film. I thought he was trying to tell another story of the poor, which works in the first part of the film but why the father would be so depressed that his daughter meets another man never plays out.

You can get this film through Grapevine as part of their D.W. Griffith: The Director series.


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