You can catch more flies with honey than will gall, and you rule easier by kindness than by tyranny. This fact is shown in this Biograph pastoral, which indeed might prove a lesson to ... See full summary »

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W. Chrystie Miller ...
The Old Teacher
Kate Bruce ...
The Old Teacher's Wife
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William J. Butler ...
New Teacher / School Board Member
Verner Clarges ...
School Board Member
Charles Craig ...
School Board Member
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Student
Adele DeGarde
Edward Dillon ...
Student
Gladys Egan ...
Student
Francis J. Grandon ...
County Examiner
Edith Haldeman ...
Student
Charles Kent
Alfred Paget ...
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You can catch more flies with honey than will gall, and you rule easier by kindness than by tyranny. This fact is shown in this Biograph pastoral, which indeed might prove a lesson to educators. The teacher to thoroughly impart knowledge must win the love of his pupil, otherwise his efforts are in vain. The old village schoolmaster is a lovable soul, and you can see the love his scholars bear him written on their smiling countenances as they scamper on to school. He in turn comes trudging along, his face lit up in the pleasant anticipation of soon being in the midst of his loved ones. All hail him joyously at his entrance and there are the little remembrance, an apple from one, a pear from another, a bouquet from another, etc. The opening exercises begin and the odious announcement that the county examiner will be there arrives outside and the old teacher goes to meet and escort him into the classroom. While he is absent Jimmy the village "cutup," draws a caricature of the examiner on... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Each individual will live over again his own school days
12 September 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Those who are of middle age and went to school in the old country schoolhouse will be carried back through the years when they see this, and will see again the group of children who gathered with him in the schoolhouse back there on the hillside, shaded by maples and elms in Summer, and afflicted with huge cracks that let in the cold blast in Winter. Never mind the cold of Winter only the pleasant memories remain. And this picture brings them all back again and makes them live and move and become real again. The vision will appear over a row of graves, and there will be many gaps in the line of those left behind, but this film will vitalize it, and will reproduce it so vividly it cannot be mistaken. The story of the pupils' love for their teacher and the vigorous method they took to get him back again will add to the interest. But different faces will appear and each individual will live over again his own school days and the pleasant memories will blend with the picture on the screen until somehow it will be the old school reproduced and revivified and all sense of the present will be lost as the reminiscences of the past will overwhelm and encompass him round about. - The Moving Picture World, October 15, 1910


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