At 10 years old, Owens becomes a ragged orphan when his sainted mother dies. The Conways, who are next door neighbors, take Owen in, but the constant drinking by Jim soon puts Owen on the ... See full summary »
Anna Q. Nilsson,
Sue Graham is a small town girl who wants to be a motion picture star. She wins a contract when a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture. When she arrives ... See full summary »
F. Richard Jones
I was interested in seeing this film, in part because John Collins directed it. I don't know how many films of his survive and he only made so many because he died in the awful flu pandemic. The overall film was summarized very well by another reviewer, so I'll just touch on a few things. A fella falls for the charms of a girl in the follies (standards were much lower back then, apparently). She doesn't think she'll marry him, but she does have his baby. She dies on a door threshhold and apparently knew she was about to because a picture of her is on the baby's person. Around the same time, the fella's friend dies, so he agrees to look after his son, who considers him an uncle. Both grow up. The fella has become a hardened businessman while his nephew is interested in helping his fellow man. His nephew and his daughter cross paths and he gets her to his way of thinking. Eventually, she is assigned to check conditions at a cannery owned by the original fella. A fire breaks out and she's badly injured. One thing I liked about the film is as his daughter is dying and the fella finds out she's his daughter, he approaches the doctor and says "She's my daughter. Now can you save her?" The doctor informs him that money had nothing to do about what can be done. I liked that. I heard a long time ago that doctors will actually let some people die. Worth watching, I would say.
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