A subtle study in the impulses and influences which mold men's actions
deickemeyer from Chicago
7 July 2015
"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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