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The Little Woolen Shoe (1912)

The first scene shows us a little family brought to the verge of despair by the drunkenness of the father. When he has gone the wife resolves that their child shall not suffer from his ... See full summary »

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Edna May Weick ...
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Margery Bonney Erskine ...
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The first scene shows us a little family brought to the verge of despair by the drunkenness of the father. When he has gone the wife resolves that their child shall not suffer from his habit, and wrapping the baby up, takes it out. One of its little worsted socks drops unnoticed to the floor. Passing along a street she picks out a house that looks attractive and lays the baby upon the steps. An automobile turns the corner and she runs away. The youth in the automobile sees her, picks up the baby and takes it to his home, where it is received by his mother as a new member of their little family. Years pass and the child's father has become a prosperous businessman. One day his automobile breaks down near a pretty suburban residence and the young man of the previous scene, passing in his pony cart, invites the man and his wife to drive up to the house while the automobile is being repaired. A children's party is in progress and "Hunt the Slipper" is the game. And the baby, now grown, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 April 1912 (USA)  »

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It is very well acted and the camera work is good
4 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Miss Mary Fuller and Mr. Marc McDermott play this tragic picture with a happy ending, and once more show their remarkable versatility. The husband in the story, played by the latter, is drunken and his wife, played by the former, in despair, abandons her baby on the porch of a wealthy family, in the hope that, under any circumstances, it will have a better chance of growing up into a useful, happy life than with its own unhappy parents. The picture shows how this loss woke the erring husband and wrought upon him so that he reformed. They became well-to- do; but it was years before they found their little daughter again. It is very well acted and the camera work is good. - The Moving Picture World, May 4, 1912


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