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The Greatest Thing in the World (1912)

A miserly old cobbler values money as his best friend and the greatest thing in the world. It is not altogether, perhaps, his own fault, for he seems to be shunned by everybody as being ... See full summary »

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A Miserly Cobbler
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A Lost Child
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A miserly old cobbler values money as his best friend and the greatest thing in the world. It is not altogether, perhaps, his own fault, for he seems to be shunned by everybody as being distrustful of others as they are of him. The one responsive note of his peculiar disposition seems to be touched when one day he meets upon the street a little girl crying. He takes her to his scantily furnished home and endeavors to make her happy by giving her every attention. He has a happy faculty of telling stories, which he recites to entertain the little girl. When she is taken sick a day or two later, notwithstanding he has never known the necessity of spending money on others, he goes for a doctor and brings him to his home to administer to his little companion. When the doctor arrives and sees the child, he recognizes her as the daughter of one of his patients. The old cobbler realizes he has a love for children which he never knew before. The doctor tells the child's parents where the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 May 1912 (USA)  »

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