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Broken Threads United (1913)

Hiram Daniels lives in the country with his daughter, Chloe, a winsome little lass who is very fond of her dad. The father, a kindly, simple-hearted old man, is called away to the city on ... See full summary »
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Thomas Commerford ...
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Ann Taylor - the Adventuress
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Jim Halliday - Chloe's Sweetheart (as Richard C. Travers)
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The Detective
Jules Ferrar ...
The Cafe Proprietor - Ann's Confederate
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Hiram Daniels lives in the country with his daughter, Chloe, a winsome little lass who is very fond of her dad. The father, a kindly, simple-hearted old man, is called away to the city on business, and he and Chloe reluctantly bid each other good-bye. Daniels, while walking down one of the city's fashionable streets, sees a woman drop her purse as she is about to step into an automobile. He gallantly rescues it from the sidewalk and returns it to her. She smiles and graciously thanks him as she hands him her card. Daniels is struck with the beauty of the woman and gives her his card in return. Ann Taylor, on arriving at her apartment, tells her companions of the incident, which amuses them immensely. Ann tells the others that he is an easy mark and that if they will help her she will "work" him for all he is worth. At Anne's invitation Daniels calls on her several times. He becomes infatuated with the woman and proposes marriage. He secures a license, and one of Ann's companions, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 August 1913 (USA)  »

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The tale is logical and well bound together
9 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

There is same good acting in this two-part story of country and city life. The tale is logical and well bound together, if we except the ease with which the simple maid from the country obtained a job with a moving picture company. (Still, it might have been several years ago, when things were different.) E.H. Calvert's work as the detective stands out; there may not have been much of it, but it was worth while. Mr. Commerford as the hoodwinked man from the country was good, as was his daughter, played by Ruth Stonehouse. Doris Mitchell found difficulty in her part of the adventuress, the loose woman who with the aid of one of her confederates lures the old man to marry her. She lacked the abandon, the cold-bloodedness, the nerve. The role should have been given to one more experienced in the ways of the world, which teaches this sort of stuff more surely than does the stage. Jules Ferrar as the dive proprietor was strong. "Broken Threads United" will make a good release. - The Moving Picture World, September 13, 1913


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