A young man, unskilled and out of work, deserts his family and upon being arrested for his desertion, assaults an officer and for this last offense, is sent to state prison, while his wife ... See full summary »
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Barry O'Moore ...
An Unskilled Laborer
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The Laborer's Wife
Edna May Weick ...
The Laborer's Child
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Governor of the State
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Harold M. Shaw ...
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A young man, unskilled and out of work, deserts his family and upon being arrested for his desertion, assaults an officer and for this last offense, is sent to state prison, while his wife tries to support herself and her child by shirt making. The enforced idleness of confinement is so terrible to the convicts that the warden, out of common humanity, asks the governor to sanction some employment for them. They are accordingly taught shirt making and thus the husband in prison becomes the competitor of his wife outside its walls. Prison labor is cheap and of course it puts her out of business and she is forced to take refuge in the state poorhouse. Meanwhile the governor receives a protest from the girl shirt makers who have been thrown out of employment by his new plan for the convicts and he is in a quandary as to what to do. Upon visiting the poorhouse, however, he is informed by a little child, who happens to be the child of our particular friend, the convict, that she needs new ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 March 1912 (USA)  »

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