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Where Are My Children? (1916)

 -  Drama  -  May 1916 (USA)
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A District Attorney's outspoken stand on abortion gets him in trouble with the local community.


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Complete credited cast:
Tyrone Power Sr. ...
District Attorney Richard Walton (as Mr. Tyrone Power)
Helen Riaume ...
Mrs. Richard Walton
Marie Walcamp ...
Mrs. William Carlo
Cora Drew ...
Walton's Housekeeper
Rena Rogers ...
Lillian - Housekeeper's Daughter
A.D. Blake ...
Roger - Mrs. Walton's Brother
Juan de la Cruz ...
Dr. Herman Malfit
C. Norman Hammond ...
Dr. William Homer
William J. Hope ...
Richard's Brother-in-Law - a Eugenic Husband
Marjorie Blynn ...
Richard's Sister - a Eugenic Wife
William Haben ...
Dr. Gilding


While prosecuting a physician for the death of a client after an abortion, the district attorney discovers that his wife helped her society friends and the daughter of her maid obtain and pay for abortions from the physician (and was perhaps herself also a client.) Written by Anonymous

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A Powerful Lois Weber Film
18 August 2000 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Although one may not agree with the sentiments of Where Are My Children?, nonetheless it is a powerful film dealing with a controversial subject, particularly for its day. Although Weber assumes a pedantic cloak in telling her story, she avoids sensationalizing it. One may disagree with her view of abortion as "perverting" woman's role in parenthood, but to me the focus of the film is the tragedy of Tyrone Power's character not having the children he so desperately wants.

The cast is quite good and from a historical perspective, note that this is the only known film of Helen Riaume, who plays Mrs. Walton. Also worth mentioning is the lovely Rena Rogers (Lillian), whose character serves as the fulcrum for the plot.

The last scene of the film is particularly moving, with Weber superimposing images of people into the picture, one of her favorite cinematic techniques. I highly recommend the film and look forward to viewing it again.

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