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A Child of the Ghetto (1910)

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After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the ... See full summary »

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Ruth
Kate Bruce ...
Ruth's Mother
Dell Henderson ...
The Proprietor
Charles West ...
The Proprietor's Son
W. Chrystie Miller ...
The Old Man
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Officer Quinn
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The Farmer
Clara T. Bracy ...
The Farm Woman
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William J. Butler ...
In Second Shop
Charles Craig ...
In Sweatshop
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Flower Girl
Frank Evans ...
Policeman
Francis J. Grandon ...
Doctor
Ruth Hart ...
In Second Shop
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In Sweatshop
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After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the crime. She flees the ghetto of New York's Lower East Side and hides in the country where a young farmer takes her in and they fall in love. Written by Anonymous

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The 35 Year Old D.W. Griffith
31 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This urban film of 1910 is relatively unknown. It provides one solution to the social problems via narrative. This strikes me as a constructive piece of work because as John Galsworthy said: 'a writer should throw light upon a problem' in order to tackle it. Short films like this one should do the same.


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