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The Church Across the Way (1912)

Broken-heated by the loss of his wife and child, John Mason, contemplating suicide, is suddenly confronted by his old mother. She greets him tenderly. Ashamed of his intentions, he ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Mason (as Mrs. Mary Maurice)
Earle Williams ...
Mrs. Mason's Son, John
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Adele, The Child (as Helen Costello)
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A Disagreeable Aunt
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Jean, a Dog
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Broken-heated by the loss of his wife and child, John Mason, contemplating suicide, is suddenly confronted by his old mother. She greets him tenderly. Ashamed of his intentions, he dismisses her with a kiss and walks meditatively to the window, gazing at the little church across the way. Strains of music and the voices of the vested choir greet his ears. His mother joins him and together they listen to the comforting words. Not far away, a different scene is being enacted. Little Dottie Breen, with her dog Jean, is making her way towards the home of her maiden aunt, with a note stating that her mother has died penniless and has sent her to her Aunt Hester for a home and shelter. The spinster aunt, of irritable disposition, reads the note and welcomes the child grudgingly. She objects to the presence of the little girl's dog and decides to get rid of it, announcing the sale of the dog by placing a sign outside the house. Dot has ideas of her own and puts them into operation by painting... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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2 July 1912 (USA)  »

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