An orphaned young woman rejects her appointed suitor and falls in love with her guardian.

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Edith - The Professor's Ward
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Only because he could not disregard the last wishes of a dearly loved friend and colleague, did Professor John White accept the guardianship of his friend's daughter Edith. The professor was a man who knew more about science than he did about women, in fact he had never any time to devote to the latter, since he devoted all his time to the former. It required considerable courage on his part to make his first visit. Edith was living with a maiden aunt, and Auntie promptly ordered the professor from the house. He scarcely knew how to proceed. Still he did not want to be outwitted, so he bought two tickets for the circus and managed to get word to Edith. She was very glad to accompany her guardian. When Edith returned home, her Auntie made such a fuss, that the girl decided to live at the professor's home. That good man was very much embarrassed, but once he had accepted the conditions, he certainly made it very pleasant for his ward. About three years later, Hugh Thomas, an old college... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 June 1911 (USA)  »

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One wishes it had been treated as it deserved
13 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This comedy has a very amusing situation, which was played theatrically at the expense of the characters and also, one feels, at the expense of a good deal of fun. There is not much difference between the irascible aunt of the story and the objecting parents of many other films, though the part gave an excellent chance of sympathetic acting. It might have contributed much more to the fun than it did. There is a pinch of "The Hoyden" in Miss Lawrence's interpretation of the professor's ward, but it isn't nearly so fine. She seemed occasionally trying to heighten the effect by funny attitudes, such as turned-in toes. Yet her playing was more consistent than was Mr. Johnson's professor, who now and then seemed to fall out of his character altogether. The picture, just as it is, is good, so good that one wishes it had been treated as it deserved. The backgrounds are all very pretty, especially the garden, which is a beauty. - The Moving Picture World, June 24, 1911


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