Mrs. Forester, a wealthy widow residing in Hong Kong, receives a letter from Sir James Dishrow, an English M.P., saying that he is coming to visit her with his son Charles. He suggests that... See full summary »

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Charles Disbrow
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Betty
William V. Ranous ...
Disbrow - Charles' Father (as W.K. Ranous)
Doris Thompson ...
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Mrs. Cutler (as Georgia Maurice)
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Mrs. Forester, a wealthy widow residing in Hong Kong, receives a letter from Sir James Dishrow, an English M.P., saying that he is coming to visit her with his son Charles. He suggests that a marriage between Charles and Betty, Mrs. Forester's daughter, would be a good thing and expresses the wish that the young people will like one another. When Betty hears of this she is highly indignant and is about as anxious to meet Charley as she would be to go to jail. When her friend, Miss Cutler, the missionary, suggests that she shall join the cause she readily assents, as it will give her a good excuse to be away when Sir James and his son arrive. All the pleadings of her brother Ned and of her mother are of no avail. She insists on having her own way and moves her things down to Miss Cutler's house. Sir James, on his arrival, is very much disappointed that Betty is not there, Mrs. Forester explaining that she is off on a visit with friends. Charley, however, is considerably relieved as he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 July 1913 (USA)  »

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A melodrama that will be convincing and human
8 October 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

It is asking a good deal of a producer to require him to visit a new country, so different from ours as China, and put out in the new backgrounds a melodrama that will be convincing and human. This offering has plenty of novelty, but, as a story, it isn't effective. Betty (Clara Kimball Young), asked to marry the son of her mother's old friend (William V. Ranous) goes out into the Chinese city, where her mother is living, to help her missionary friend. Her brother (James Young) to cure her, makes up, very well indeed, as a Chink and scares her. She does not recognize him, is frightened, is rescued by the young man (Maurice Costello) whom her mother wants her to marry and we have a happy ending. The photography is clear. The author is Eugene Mullin and the producer Maurice Costello. - The Moving Picture World, August 2, 1913


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