Old Jim Elliott's life was not pleasant after he came to spend his remaining days on the farm with his son. His daughter-in-law's coldness and lack of consideration for the old man was the ... See full summary »

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Old Jim Elliott's life was not pleasant after he came to spend his remaining days on the farm with his son. His daughter-in-law's coldness and lack of consideration for the old man was the cause. She knew nothing and cared less of his record from '61 to '65, when he fought with the famous "Fighting Sixth." To her he was merely a lame old man who had to be fed and cared for. The love that grew up between the old soldier and Jennie, his little grandchild, was his only source of happiness and when the announcement of the annual township picnic came it was Jennie who helped him brush up his old uniform for the occasion. Judge Williams, from upstate, was to speak and Jennie wanted grandfather to look his best. But grandfather was not to go. At the last moment Jennie's mother gave the old man's seat in the backboard to a neighbor's child. Sitting alone, grandpa nursed his disappointment, for it was keen. Suddenly an auto drove in, a stalwart soldierly old man alighted and inquired the road ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 September 1912 (USA)  »

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The action has worked through an effective emotional climax
11 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A very pleasing story of sentiment, set in a country village and dealing with the fortunes of a very kindly old man, the grandfather, played by Wm. West. At first he seems a nuisance to his daughter-in- law, a weary farmer's wife. In the end, the action has worked through an effective emotional climax and we find him a loved and acceptable member of the family. The story is heightened by making the old man a Civil War veteran. The work of William West, as the grandfather, and of Bliss Milford, as the tired and overworked woman, also add much to this fine picture. Augustus Phillips, Chas. Ogle, and Edna Mammel also have good parts. It is a very safe picture to depend upon, a desirable offering. - The Moving Picture World, October 5, 1912


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