Uncle Sam's heavy target practice of a nearby fort jars little seven year old Marion's doll from the table in the nursery, shattering it on the floor. The Child is heartbroken at her ... See full summary »

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Kathleen Coughlin ...
Little Marion - the Younger Sister
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Ida Williams ...
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Uncle Sam's heavy target practice of a nearby fort jars little seven year old Marion's doll from the table in the nursery, shattering it on the floor. The Child is heartbroken at her dolly's fate and at a loss to understand the cause of it until the nurse, to pacify her, explains that the firing of Uncle Sam's guns at the fort jarred the dolly off the table. Upon learning this little Marion becomes indignant and decides to write a letter to Uncle Sam complaining about the damage. To humor her the nurse good naturedly aids her in carrying out her desire and the letter is mailed. At Washington. D.C., Marion's letter to Uncle Sam is opened in the postmaster general's office and turned over to the War Department where it receives immediate attention. Orders are issued to the commanding officer at the fort to investigate the damage and make such compensation and apologies as may be deemed proper. A committee of two young officers is appointed at the fort and they proceed with due ceremony ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 March 1913 (USA)  »

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A most charming player in little Marian
13 August 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A light and playful fancy runs through this pleasing little story of a child who lives near one of Uncle Sam's big forts. The big guns shook her doll off the table and it was broken, so she wrote to "Uncle Sam," and her loss was properly investigated and atoned for. The offering ends with the beginning of a little love story in which two big sisters and two officers lead. It has pretty scenes and a most charming player in little Marian, who is not only pretty, but can act. Gertrude McCoy and Elsie McLeod play the big sisters; Mrs. C.J. Williams, whose acting will mark her out in the picture, the nurse. William Bechtel is the postmaster; Robert Brower, the general, and R. Neil with R. Tucker, the officers. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, March 22, 1913


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