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The Artist's Sacrifice (1913)

A beautiful model brings fame to a struggling artist, who makes a noble sacrifice for his younger brother.




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Edgar L. Davenport ...
Stephen Purdee
Olive Templeton ...
(as Olive Temple)


Joe Stanton, a straggling artist, has been able by careful management to keep his younger brother, Ted in college. Ted is unappreciative and becomes so extravagant that Joe is sorely pressed for funds. One morning Joe reads the announcement of the Century Art Society that $10,000 in prizes will be given for the best studies of "The American Girl." He decides to compete, but is unable to secure a suitable model. Nell Winston, employed in a department store, resents the advances of an overbearing floorwalker and is discharged. As she sits in the park she attracts the attention of Joe, who has been strolling aimlessly and gloomily, thinking of the futility of entering the contest. He is struck by the girl s beauty and, introducing himself, induces her to act as his model. Nell agrees and visits the studio. As the days pass the old story repeats itself and the artist falls deeply in love with the girl. Holidays arrive and Ted dashes into the studio to be confronted by a beautiful stranger... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama





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19 May 1913 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Many small things make this picture inartistic and very unreal
9 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A very conventional story of the big-hearted man who is worthy, but who seems fated to choose the burnt cookie. In this case, he is an older brother who has sent his younger brother through college and who then finds that the younger man has fallen in love with his sweetheart. The producer let many small things make this picture inartistic and very unreal. That college scene is as untruthful as it is trite. It would be a poor college where seniors could live that kind of life; freshmen who try usually get dropped. Another scene showed a shop girl's poor friend lending her an expensive looking dress. Alice Joyce plays the girl who is fired from the dry goods store and who gets a job from the artist (Edgar L. Davenport). The younger brother is played by Tom Moore. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, May 31, 1913

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