"The Doctor," is a famous oil painting by Mr. Luke Fields, R.A., of England. In the latter part of this silent drama is shown to the smallest detail the exact reproduction of that famous ... See full summary »

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"The Doctor," is a famous oil painting by Mr. Luke Fields, R.A., of England. In the latter part of this silent drama is shown to the smallest detail the exact reproduction of that famous painting, which is now hung in Tate's Gallery, London, and which won its painter universal fame. Around this painting has been woven a sweet love story which opens in the firelight glow when the famous specialist, Doctor Gray, bends lovingly over the hand of his lady love and wins her consent to their union. Though there is quite a difference between their ages, yet the sweet little lady knows, when she looks into his eyes, that she is placing her life in strong, tender hands and that all will be will with her. Suddenly the spectator is confronted with a sharp contrast to this tender scene of love and happiness, in a view of one in which sorrow and anguish prevail. We are shown a simple, humble home with father and mother watching the life tide ebb away from their darling child, lying upon a poor, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 February 1911 (USA)  »

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No better, sweeter thing could be devised
17 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

If detractors of the photoplay could see this beautiful drama their objections must speedily vanish. No better, sweeter thing could be devised, no more ennobling subject is possible. The doctor has summed up all the tenderness of the human heart, and has depicted it so graphically that no one can misunderstand it. The reproduction of the famous painting, "The Doctor," which has been so much admired, is an excellent piece of work. The love story which runs through it is improved by the ending, which shows the girl noble enough and good enough herself to understand the motives which prompted her fiancé to leave her on the eve of their wedding and attend the poor child. The simple story, touching the heart from the beginning, is so well told that it cannot be mistaken or misunderstood, will touch the hearts of any audience in the land, and the moisture will well up in the eyes. In short, it would be difficult to conceive a picture more ennobling or purer in its influence. It represents what the photoplay is capable of doing. It will rank with one of the great picture- of the month. - The Moving Picture World, February 18, 1911


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