Mrs. Thurston, a socially ambitious widow, is holding one of her famous Bohemian parties. To these functions are invited the leading lights of the several professions, actors, artists, ... See full summary »

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Vivian Prescott ...
Mrs. Thurston
Charles West ...
Raymond Hartley
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Grace
Joseph Graybill ...
The Other Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin August
Florence Barker
Clara T. Bracy ...
On Farm
William J. Butler ...
The Butler / Passerby
Verner Clarges ...
Charles Craig ...
Edward Dillon ...
At First Party / At Second Party
John T. Dillon ...
At Second Party (as Jack Dillon)
Gladys Egan ...
On Farm
Frank Evans ...
The Turk / Policeman
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Country Boy
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Mrs. Thurston, a socially ambitious widow, is holding one of her famous Bohemian parties. To these functions are invited the leading lights of the several professions, actors, artists, musicians, etc. Surrounded by these men and women of art and letters, she was at first entertained, but they soon palled and bored. On this evening in particular, she is especially possessed of ennui, until the appearance of Raymond Hartley, a wealthy young bachelor, who is introduced into the circle by a newspaper man. An attachment immediately springs up between the widow and Raymond, and it must he said that the latter is more sincere than the former, for Raymond calls upon her and proposes marriage, which she is only too willing to accept. His friends, however, upon finding out the seriousness of the situation, go and warn him against her, accusing her of being a flirt. He, of course, will not believe until he himself later finds their accusation true. His friend and chum suggests a stay in the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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A subtle study in the impulses and influences which mold men's actions
7 July 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

"And a little child shall lead them." Whether or not one is ready to accept this picture in its entirety one must, indeed, admit its dramatic power and agree that it is graced by consummate acting. Is is not difficult to understand the indecision which possesses Raymond. Such indecision has been characteristic of men since there were men. But the interposition of the child arouses something in him which lay dormant, as it does in the heart of main a man until an influence like this causes it to blaze forth and sweep nil obstacles from its path. Men are impulsive, and while their impulses are not always to be commended, this picture conclusively shows that they can be made right under the proper influence. In reality this picture is a subtle study in the impulses and influences which mold men's actions, and as such it possesses more than the ordinary dramatic and ethical interest. - The Moving Picture World, July 9, 1910


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