It is not so good an offering as "In Old Tennessee"
A two-reel picture that will probably be a success. It is a good adaptation of the well-known melodrama. The play itself, both plot and story, is too well remembered to need further comment. The picture shows a wise choice of backgrounds, is well acted by most of the cast, and makes the story clear. The blacksmith (King Baggot), his mother (Miss Kelso), are especially strong in their portrayals. Miss Jane Fernley, the player who takes the role of villainess, accents her position too melodramatically. She plays it as it ought to be played behind the foot-lights where the conditions would need playing up to the part; but in a picture doing so makes it lose something of what is most desired, because of unnaturalness. As a whole, it is not so good an offering as "In Old Tennessee," which is far more human and even has a better plot; but the climax in this picture is perhaps more thrilling and this is a point in its favor. It makes a good offering. - The Moving Picture World, September 21, 1912
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