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It is Van Dyke Brooke at his best

Author: deickemeyer from Chicago
23 July 2016

This is a "one man" picture in which the leading character is portrayed in a very able manner by Mr. Van Dyke Brooke. It is good to look at, although it is a trifle sad in its general idea. But that is easily compensated for by Mr. Brooke's rare technique, which is displayed in this picture to the limit. The story is along the lines of the Music Master: that of an old theater musician who found a waif and cared for it until the Children's Society agents came to claim it. The old man and his companions had become attached to the child and the portrayal of the grief of the old musician in parting with the child constitutes the theme, which is carried out in a masterful manner. The story does not descend into any mawkishness. Suffice it to say that it is Van Dyke Brooke at his best. A picture of tender pathos that is well worth while. - The Moving Picture World, January 20, 1912

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