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A Christmas Accident (1912)

 -  Drama | Short  -  14 December 1912 (USA)
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Well-to-do Mr. and Mrs. Gilton live next door to a large family that struggles to make ends meet. Despite their desire to be friendly, Mr. Gilton is frequently irritated by his neighbors, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
William Wadsworth ...
Mr. Gilton
Mrs. William Bechtel ...
Mrs. Gilton
Augustus Phillips ...
Mr. Bilton
Ida Williams ...
Mrs. Bilton (as Mrs. C. Jay Williams)
Edna Hammel ...
Cora Cordelia Bilton
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Well-to-do Mr. and Mrs. Gilton live next door to a large family that struggles to make ends meet. Despite their desire to be friendly, Mr. Gilton is frequently irritated by his neighbors, insisting that they stay out of his yard, and blaming them for anything that goes wrong. During the holiday season, the differences between the two families become even clearer. Mrs. Gilton wants to do something to help their neighbors, but Mr. Gilton will take a lot of convincing. Written by Snow Leopard

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Worldview Entertainment and the Killiam Collection has released a set of nine early movies about Christmas collectively called "A Christmas Past," with an original score by Al Kryszak. This movie is the fourth one, and has a running time of 15 minutes. See more »

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Beautiful and tearjerking
27 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's about two families living side by side in a duplex. One family is poor but happy--a mother, a father and 4 (or 5) kids. The other is a greedy, old, cruel man who is constantly going after the poor family. His wife tries to calm him to no avail. But it all ends happily on Christmas Eve. The old, cruel man has a complete change of heart, and damned if I didn't start crying when the little girl gave the old man a present.

Sounds cloying but it isn't. It's well-acted, directed, written and believable. Short and to the point and a real tear-jerker. Recommended.


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