It is the story of an only daughter of a farmer; her mother is dead and she is her father's consolation. She grows up and falls in love with the young man in her father's employ, but when ... See full summary »

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It is the story of an only daughter of a farmer; her mother is dead and she is her father's consolation. She grows up and falls in love with the young man in her father's employ, but when they tell the father of their love affair, he orders the lover off the place. He goes, but later returns and takes the girl with him, followed by a father's curse. We next see them established in their own little home, which is brightened by the presence of a child, and both are as happy as can be. A glimpse of the father shows him unreconciled and alone in his bitterness. Then trouble comes. The young husband, at work in the cornfield, is overcome with the heat; a fellow workman takes him home and calls the doctor, but medical aid is of no avail and he dies without regaining consciousness. Later the little widowed mother is seen struggling against adversity; the once happy home is woefully bare and cheerless. The child, restless in its cradle, reveals the fact that there is no milk in the house, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 September 1911 (USA)  »

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Every scene throbs with the realities of human existence
10 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The story does not reveal much of interest. But the producer and the performers have deftly clothed the skeleton with the habiliments of life until every scene throbs with the realities of human existence. Much is to be said of the completeness of the scenic effects and of the good photography, which contribute to the excellence of this picture in no small degree, but it is the unmistakable touch of human interest, at times most absorbing, upon which its claim for consideration most solidly rests. Much good photography and expensive settings have been wasted upon lifeless situations, but no such charge can be brought against this production. Though a commonplace chapter from the book of life it is not without its thrilling moments. When the mother enters the burning house to rescue her baby, one fairly holds one's breath until she staggers out with the child in her arms. This scene has been ably handled, the simulation of a house on fire being so real that one fairly trembles for the safety of the mother as she gropes her way to the cradle through the smoke. Indeed, one almost forgets that it is a picture. As portrayed the story makes a strong demand upon the sympathies. The girl and her lover are not to be denied their happiness, yet one cannot fully condemn the lonely father who has lost the one object of his love, his only daughter. It is a selfish trait of human nature, but one that is of frequent occurrence. But, if the father seems to be unnecessarily obdurate, it must be remembered that the man who wishes to marry his daughter is but a farm hand, possibly unknown to him, in which case he would be justified in opposing the marriage to the last. The character depicted being the stolid, determined type of man, it follows naturally that he should refuse to forgive and to answer the appeal of his daughter in her moment of dire need. Such unrelenting characters are not unknown, albeit they seem to be extremely severe. That he has a heart, proof is given in the final scene, when father and daughter are once more united. There is a noticeable absence of superfluous sentimentality with which some producers would burden a story of this kind. Only one discreet love scene is given, for which the producer has our thanks. There is also a death scene which is robbed of much of the customary horrors by the omission of the agonizing throes of final dissolution, a treatment of an unpleasant subject that is highly commendable. As a whole, the production is of the highest class and marks a distinct advance in the character of the work of the Imp Company. - The Moving Picture World, September 16, 1911


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