A young woman gives a handcuffed convict a bouquet of white roses, as a symbol of hope. Years later, he turns out to be her benefactor, and romance between them develops.


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Convict / Mr. Loring
Mary Fuller
Tom Oliver


Mary Fuller, a pretty country girl, receives a letter from her sweetheart in the city asking her to come and meet him and they will marry. Joyful over the rosy future that stretches before her, Mary boards the train with a bouquet of her favorite flowers, white roses, in her hand. A stop is made for lunch at a nearby station. Mary leaves the train to walk down the platform and comes upon a convict, handcuffed to his guards, standing miserable In the falling rain. Mary's heart goes out to him in pity, and, as the train is about to start, she presses the white roses in his hands, whispers for him to keep them for hope and again boards the train. Years later Mary, now a widow, lives in a tenement house with her sick child. She is wretchedly poor and cannot pay her rent. The gruff landlord shows her a letter from Mr. Loring, the owner, ordering all tenants who cannot pay to be ejected. Desperate, Mary determines to go to Loring and plead for time. She is ushered into the great library, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Romance | Short





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4 July 1912 (USA)  »

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