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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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George Forrester
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George Forrester's Daughter, as a Child
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George Forrester's Daughter, as an Adult
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George Forrester's Son-in-Law
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The Maid
William J. Butler
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An Old Man
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Worker on Farm
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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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Como é na Vida  »

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D.W. Griffith and Edgar Allan Poe
13 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A lot of D.W. Griffith's work was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, George Eliot, James Fenimore and William Shakespeare. Such is the case with 'As it is in Life'. He may not have been reflecting the times in this short film, but he had a romantic idea based on his heroes that he wanted to convey on screen.


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