Attractive and pretty, Alice Wentworth, who works in a large department store, very often receives the flattering attentions of the young men who are patrons of the establishment. ... See full summary »

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Attractive and pretty, Alice Wentworth, who works in a large department store, very often receives the flattering attentions of the young men who are patrons of the establishment. Possessing that natural vanity of all good looking girls, she becomes discontented with her lot and longs for the ease and luxury of the handsomely gowned and wealthy people upon whom she is obliged to wait. Hector Merrill, a middle aged and prosperous-looking gentleman, who calls with his sister, to make a purchase, is very much taken with Alice and when opportunity offers, he asks her to make an appointment to take a ride with him in his automobile. She shyly declines. Upon leaving the store that evening, she finds Hector waiting for her at the door and he takes her home in his limousine. Pleased with the compliment, she joyously tells her mother, who warns her of the danger of casual acquaintances. To further impress her injunction, she tells her the story of the moth attracted by the glittering flame, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 January 1913 (USA)  »

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There is no deep emotion or poetry in it
30 April 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A picture of a love that a woman thinks is true. A working girl (played by Florence Turner) is attracted by a man (played by Rogers Lytton) as a moth by a flame. Her mother (played by Mrs. Maurice) is worried about her girl's new acquaintance, and perhaps this puts her somewhat on her guard; at any rate, at the crucial moment she breaks away from him and, though burned, is not destroyed. Florence Turner carries the lead very well, though we don't think that she is strongest in just this kind of character; it isn't one that gives her much chance to reach the high strings on which she makes her best music. There is no deep emotion or poetry in it. This kind of offering pleases a certain kind of audience, an audience that doesn't like to be deeply stirred. This kind of picture, done with true sincerity, would be much more displeasing; it would be counted depressing. It will hardly give offense anywhere. It was artistically produced by Larry Trimble from a script by Frances Cook, and is a safe offering; may even be called big in some places. - The Moving Picture World, January 18, 1913


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