The film opens in a picturesque back street of a Spanish town, where an artist is busy at his easel. Chapo, the little hunchback, sees him and lingers by the artist. Pedestrians come and go... See full summary »

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Chapo - the Hunchback
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The Padre
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Eleanor / Eleanor's Daughter
Frank Clark ...
Arguello
William Hutchinson ...
The Curio Dealer (as William P. Hutchinson)
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The film opens in a picturesque back street of a Spanish town, where an artist is busy at his easel. Chapo, the little hunchback, sees him and lingers by the artist. Pedestrians come and go and push him aside, but the boy is oblivious to everything but the painter and his magic. The art of the painter arouses a great latent gift in the hunchback. He so strongly covets artist's materials in the store of a curio dealer that he tries to steal them and is caught. A kind padre, himself an artist, rescues him from the irate dealer and teaches him to draw and paint. One day in the mission garden he sees lovely Eleanor, who becomes the idol of his dreams, the inspiration of his brush. She has, unfortunately, given herself to the profligate, Arguello, who abandons her. Chapo takes her to his own poor quarters and cares for her. Two years later she dies, and the hunchback, still rising in the world of art, adopts the two-year-old daughter. The scene advances twenty years. Chapo, the once ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 April 1913 (USA)  »

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