An indicment of the evils of child labor, the film was controversial in its time for its use of actual footage of children employed in a working mill.

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Marie Eline ...
Alice, the little girl
Ethel Wright ...
The working mother
James Cruze ...
The working father
Lila Chester ...
The factory owner's wife
William Russell ...
The factory owner
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An indicment of the evils of child labor, the film was controversial in its time for its use of actual footage of children employed in a working mill. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Suffer the little children
27 November 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Slow but powerful and earnest piece decrying child labor. As the factory owners live a life of ease and short takes, the workers -- including children -- suffer a life of hardship and long takes. Loom for future star director James Cruze -- director of THE COVERED WAGON -- who was a contract player for Thanhouser at this time.


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