Eccles, a profligate old drunkard, is the father of two beautiful girls, Esther and Polly. George D'Alroy, a young officer in the British Army who is infatuated with Esther, brings his ... See full summary »

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The Honorable George D'Alroy
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Captain Hawtree
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Eccles
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Sam Gerridge
Ida Williams ...
Marquise De St. Maur (as Mrs. C. Jay Williams)
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Esther Eccles
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Eccles, a profligate old drunkard, is the father of two beautiful girls, Esther and Polly. George D'Alroy, a young officer in the British Army who is infatuated with Esther, brings his friend, Captain Hawtree, to call. The captain is greatly taken with the lively Polly, who makes him carry the teakettle about and generally dance attendance on her to the emphatic disgust of Sam Garridge, an ardent suitor for Polly's hand. Meanwhile Esther shows George a letter from an impresario offering her an engagement on the stage. The offer seems a veritable godsend to the girl, but she changes her mind when George asks her to be his wife instead. A few months after they are married, George receives the unpleasant news that he must sail for India with his regiment. Owing to her ultra-aristocratic ideas, George has not dared to tell his mother, the Marchioness D'Alroy, that he has married a girl of common origin, and he is in a quandary as to what provision he should make for Esther. The farewell ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 September 1913 (USA)  »

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Many laughable incidents and there are situations of deep pathos
18 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Fine comedy drama. It was applauded at the City Theater by a morning house. There are many laughable incidents and there are situations of deep pathos. When Mabel Trunnelle, as Polly Eccles, led Bigelow Cooper, playing Captain Hawtree, a foppish English officer, a dance of attendance there was much laughter. Gertrude McCoy as Polly Eccles, who marries an aristocrat (Richard Tucker), plays her part with fine feeling and real artistry. Mr. Tucker plays well. William West as the drunken Eccles does good character work, as also does Barry O'Moore as Sam Gerridge. Mrs. Williams is convincing in the unpopular part of the mother of the aristocrat. There is real comedy, when Mr. and Mrs. Gerridge behold the entrance of the supposed dead D'Alroy. The climax is splendidly handled and gives the picture an unusual punch. C. Jay Williams directs the production. - The Moving Picture World, September 27, 1913


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