In his library Father O'Brien is reading the morning paper which states that Joe Roberts, a condemned murdered is still silent as to the motive for his crime. The old priest searches the ... See full summary »

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Sunshine Roberts
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Joe Roberts
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In his library Father O'Brien is reading the morning paper which states that Joe Roberts, a condemned murdered is still silent as to the motive for his crime. The old priest searches the pages of his baptismal record and smiles as he finds that he took Joe and his pretty sister Sunshine into the church when they were little babies. Visiting Joe in his cell Father O'Brien finally prevails upon him to tell the story of his crime. Joe recounts his life's story, and we see him as a young lad promising to care always for Sunshine upon the death of their mother. As the years go by he toils bravely for her and she comes to meet him at the close of each day, while his fellow workers watch with envious eyes. Then one evening Sunshine does not come and Joe hastens home in an anguish of fear, only to find a note on the table from Sunshine saying she has gone away to be married and have fine diamonds and clothes. Joe sets out on search for his lost sister. The months go by and still he haunts the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 October 1912 (USA)  »

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Harry Mainhall has power in his emotional presentation
4 March 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This fairly powerful picture pleased a large audience on the East Side and the reviewer heard someone behind strongly commend it. It's a story told to a priest by a man condemned to death for murder, the explanation of his act. Sunshine was his sister's name. He and she were orphans and the boy had brought her up until she had been falsely lured away and ruined. He was half-crazed and searched for her for years until he found his sister, and later the man, whom then he murdered. This narrative is pictured on the walls of the cell and the camera work has accomplished it pleasingly. Harry Mainhall has power in his emotional presentation as the condemned man. We have noticed him and are watching his work with interest. Ruth Stonehouse plays "Sunshine," after she is grown up, and makes of the girl an appealingly forlorn picture. Harry Cashman is the priest. It's a good picture. - The Moving Picture World, November 9, 1912


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