The boy, who is the idol of his widowed mother, returns from college with a collegiate record she is justly proud of. To mark the occasion his boyhood sweetheart and her mother come to ... See full summary »

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The boy, who is the idol of his widowed mother, returns from college with a collegiate record she is justly proud of. To mark the occasion his boyhood sweetheart and her mother come to spend a few days. The too-indulgent mother, however, is blind to the fact that the boy is spending most of his evenings in full dress, which should have told her that Bohemian society was engaging his attention. A showgirl, who learns that he will soon come into great wealth, determines to win him. Unsophisticated as he is, he is an easy prey. A friend of the family warns the mother of her boy's danger, which she is loath to believe until positive proof is presented. Pleadings are in vain, for the boy is fascinated, and so the sorrowing mother, feeling she has lost all that she has lived for, determines upon self-destruction and is prevented only by the timely appearance of her visiting friend, who devises the plan that awakens the boy. She has the mother pretend suicide on account of the loss of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 October 1911 (USA)  »

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The picture has a good deal of strength
4 May 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A very pretty and ably managed society-comedy in which the mercenary motives of a clever showgirl, who tries to capture a susceptible college youth, arc unveiled. The youth returns to his senses and, in a pretty picture, to his old love. The story in many of its scenes, as pictured, is tilled with human suggestion. Perhaps the mother's trick to make the showgirl unveil her sordid character is a little trite, and perhaps the effect of her desire to commit suicide when the only son, whom she idolized, refused to give the girl up, is not wholly fortunate. The picture has a good deal of strength. The reviewer heard one remark, "That's fine." It was just appreciation of a pretty good picture. - The Moving Picture World, October 28, 1911


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