William Browden is elected governor of his state, with the understanding that he will pass the bill in favor of child labor. His political supporters have pledged themselves to support this... See full summary »
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William Browden - the Governor (as Mr. Humphries)
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Mrs. Browden - the Governor's Wife
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The Child Laborer
Leo Delaney
Veronica Finch
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William Browden is elected governor of his state, with the understanding that he will pass the bill in favor of child labor. His political supporters have pledged themselves to support this measure. The governor is a conscientious man, and with his wife, visits many of the factories and sweatshops where children are employed. While visiting one of these places, a little girl faints with fatigue in her efforts to meet the requirements of her heartless employer. The executive clasps the child in his arms and carries her to his home, where he and his wife do all they can to revive her and assist her poor, widowed mother. The bill is introduced in the legislature. It passes both houses, but before the governor refuses to sign it, he invites all the leading politicians to a banquet at his home. When his turn to speak comes, he takes the subject of child labor and so eloquently presents it, that his hearers are suppressed with thought. During the lull, he introduces the little girl who ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 March 1912 (USA)  »

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The story is substantial and is truthful
22 October 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A picture intended as a help to child labor reform. It is well acted by Mr. Humphries, as the Governor, with Miss Edith Story, as his wife, and Adele de Garde, as his little girl, who deserves special mention. The story is substantial and is truthful. Perhaps it is truer, as a statement of fact, than was a much more powerful picture of the same subject, released about a month ago by another licensed company, called "Children Who Labor." We commend it highly, however, as a worthy picture, and the spectators gave it their attention. The photographs are very good. It can not be called a feature; it is too slow. - The Moving Picture World, April 13, 1912


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