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Longing for a Mother (1913)

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This story deals with the longing of a child for his mother, whom he has never seen. The father, Lord Harcourt, avoids the little fellow, who is a constant reminder of the woman whose life ... See full summary »

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Jack Standing ...
Lord Harcourt - the Father
Isabel Lamon ...
The Dream Mother
Mabel Harris ...
Raymond Hackett ...
Raymond - the Boy
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This story deals with the longing of a child for his mother, whom he has never seen. The father, Lord Harcourt, avoids the little fellow, who is a constant reminder of the woman whose life went out when the long hoped for son came. The art gallery where a full-length oil painting of the sweet-faced woman hangs, is the little boy's favorite resting place. Raymond gazes on the face, and he fancies that his mother smiles at him. Then in a fantasy he sees his mother step out of the frame. They hold sweet communion, and the boy feels that he is no longer alone. They play and romp over the lawn. The fantasy continues: his mother hears his evening prayer, he kneels by her side and repeats the words she has taught him. She lays him in his little bed and tells him stories till the "sand man" comes to claim him. Then he awakens from his day-dream, and only the sweet figure on the canvas remains. He is sobbing out his disappointment against the unresponsive painting, when a sweet young woman ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 May 1913 (USA)  »

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