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Lucy Payton (from the story by) and
Franklin Hall (from the story by) ...
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May 1916 (USA) See more »
A District Attorney's outspoken stand on abortion gets him in trouble with the local community. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary MacLaren ... Walton's Maid (uncredited)
Anne Power ... Infant (uncredited)

Directed by
Phillips Smalley (uncredited)
Lois Weber (uncredited)
Writing credits
Lucy Payton (from the story by) (as L. Payton) and
Franklin Hall (from the story by) (as F. Hall)

Lois Weber (written by) and
Phillips Smalley (written by)

Produced by
Phillips Smalley .... producer
Lois Weber .... producer
Cinematography by
Stephen S. Norton (uncredited)
Allen G. Siegler (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rex Hodge .... assistant director (uncredited)
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62 min (alternate version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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The bridge where the doctor observes a woman jumping is actually the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California. In the early 20th century it was known among local residents as a suicide bridge.See more »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Powerful Lois Weber Film, 18 August 2000
Author: bump69 from Texas

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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