Tim Grogan, a bricklayer in Chicago, lives in bachelor's quarters. The widow McGee, a neighbor on the floor above, frequently drops in to help tidy up or to bring him a pot of jam or some ... See full summary »

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Tim Grogan
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Mrs. McGee
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Pearl Ligard - the Foundling (as Helen Costello)
Courtenay Foote ...
Millionaire Ligard - Pearl's Father
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Sanford - 2nd Crook (as Harry Morey)
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Tim Grogan, a bricklayer in Chicago, lives in bachelor's quarters. The widow McGee, a neighbor on the floor above, frequently drops in to help tidy up or to bring him a pot of jam or some little present. Grogan sees her designs, but though he appreciates her good qualities, he has been too long used to his freedom to give it up. A gang of blackmailers and kidnappers, headed by one Phil Covington, abduct millionaire Ligard's little daughter. Pearl, while in the park with her maid. Fearing detection, they plan to flee with the child to Chicago. While Covington goes off with Burke to put their purpose in execution, they leave Pearl in charge of Sanford. Sanford yields to his besetting weakness and gets drunk. Pearl is frightened and runs away from him and is picked up by the good-natured Grogan and taken to his home, where, with the help of Mrs. McGee, he tends and cares for her, but the care of the child brings Mrs. McGee very much closer to him. The kidnappers discover the whereabouts ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 February 1913 (USA)  »

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Weakness in the acting of the little player
8 August 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A picture whose natural center of interest is a little girl, played by Helen Costello. The only child of a millionaire, she is kidnapped by three clever crooks and taken to Chicago. Through the fondness for liquor of one of the three, he escapes and is found on the street by Tim (Van Dyke Brooke), who is boarding with Widow Price. Helen has a good time living with Tim until the crook finds her; but her father's detectives come in in time. The ending where the widow and Tim conclude to get married (children are such heart-warming things), shows Producer Van Dyke Brooke at his best, and is a little comedy gem. The story is very interesting, but not emotional on account of the weakness in the acting of the little player; and then one wonders why she didn't tell who she was and end the trouble. W. L. Tremayne is the author. Leo Delaney, Harry Morey and Charles Edwards are the crooks. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, March 15, 1913


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