There is nothing so holy as a mother's love, and yet it may breed disaster. How often do we see a young man vicious and reckless, all because of the advantage he has taken of the kindly ... See full summary »

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George Nichols ...
Mr. Powers
Joseph Graybill ...
Tom Powers
Grace Henderson ...
Mrs. Powers
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Charles Arling
Clara T. Bracy ...
The Maid
William J. Butler ...
In Station
Verner Clarges ...
In Gambling Hall
Edward Dillon ...
In Gambling Hall
John T. Dillon ...
Policeman (as Jack Dillon)
Frank Evans ...
In Station
Francis J. Grandon ...
In Gambling Hall
Dell Henderson ...
In Gambling Hall
Wilfred Lucas ...
Office Doorman
W. Chrystie Miller ...
In Gambling Hall
Alfred Paget ...
In Gambling Hall
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There is nothing so holy as a mother's love, and yet it may breed disaster. How often do we see a young man vicious and reckless, all because of the advantage he has taken of the kindly indulgence induced by his mother's affection for him. One would suppose that such love would prove talismanic and lead its object to flights worthy of it, but alas, not always. Mr. John Powers, a broker, and his wife are at breakfast, awaiting the appearance of their only child, Tom, a young man of twenty-two. Glancing over the morning paper, Mr. Powers is astounded to read the heading: "Wild Prank of Spendthrift Youths. They wreck a tenderloin bar and then settle with proprietor, Tom Powers, the leader." At this moment Tom appears for breakfast and receives a sever reprimand, for this is not the first unsavory incident that has been brought to the father's notice, his mother always having been the intercessor in the quarrels between father and son, her love for the boy being the power. Despite the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 June 1910 (USA)  »

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Maybe the producer had no intention of sermonizing, but he did
7 July 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A moral lesson for parents is boldly proclaimed in this picture. Sometimes the maternal tenderness of a mother leads her into indiscretions regarding her son, and in this instance that appears to be the source of the difficulties which befall the young man. But when he robs his father a change occurs and he departs to begin anew elsewhere. The picture itself is not so powerful, perhaps, as what it suggests; but it is this subtle influence, this feeling that one has known similar cases that makes it even more dramatic than it might otherwise be. Maybe the producer had no intention of sermonizing, but he did. nevertheless, and he could scarcely have selected a more appealing subject. - The Moving Picture World, July 9, 1910


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