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The Little Father; or, The Dressmaker's Loyal Son (1909)

Mrs. Northfield has been left a widow with three children to support. Only the eldest, Robert, is old enough to aid her in her struggles for existence, and he makes precarious earnings ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Northfield has been left a widow with three children to support. Only the eldest, Robert, is old enough to aid her in her struggles for existence, and he makes precarious earnings delivering papers on a newspaper route and running errands. Mrs. Northfield is a dressmaker, and in an early scene sets out to deliver a dress to a fashionable patron. Some minor changes are required to be made and the tired seamstress works on the finishing touches in her patron's room. The latter, Mrs. Aldcorn, wife of a wealthy broker, hides her jewels and forgets that she has done so. That evening she is dressing for a theater party and cannot find the gems. She remembers that Mrs. Northfield was in the room alone for some time and her husband swears out a warrant for her arrest. On purely circumstantial evidence, poor Mrs. Northfield is sentenced to a prison term and is led to a cell weeping, but finding some comfort in Bobby's promise that he will look out for his little sister and the baby. It is... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 September 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with The Wealthy Rival; or, A Summer Story That Needs No Explanation (1909). See more »

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