Uncle Billy Tod, an old accountant, is given charge of his dead brother's little daughter. For years the old man has been in the employ of misanthropic Andrew Grimes, and realizing that his... See full summary »

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Andrew Grimes
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Mrs. Andrew Grimes
George Lynn ...
Uncle Billy Todd
George L. Cox ...
Talbert - the Clerk
Lynette Griffin ...
Uncle Billy's Niece (as Baby Lynette Griffin)
William Stowell ...
Reed - the Clerk
Edgar G. Wynn ...
Fisher - the Clerk
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Uncle Billy Tod, an old accountant, is given charge of his dead brother's little daughter. For years the old man has been in the employ of misanthropic Andrew Grimes, and realizing that his meager salary will not be sufficient for the support of himself and his ward, he goes to his employer to request a small increase in salary which is refused and during the heated argument which follows, the old man is discharged. The little girl, wearing her name and address tagged around her neck, is placed aboard the train at Chicago and finally arrives at Aurora, Uncle Billy's home town, where she is taken in charge by a big-hearted cabman and driven to her destination. Through a series of circumstances the little orphan finds herself in the big house of Andrew Grimes, who, alone with the memories of his wife and child, is passing his wedding anniversary in solitary seclusion. Awakened from his reverie by the sound of happy childish laughter, he finds the little stranger feasting at his banquet ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 February 1912 (USA)  »

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The Misanthrope Heart  »

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