An old German toymaker, Hans Greyburg, living in a little flat on the east side of New York, while engaged one day making and dressing dolls, is visited by Dot Avery, the little girl from ... See full summary »

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Hans Greyburg - the Toymaker
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Nell Avery
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Bert Avery
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Little Dot Avery
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An old German toymaker, Hans Greyburg, living in a little flat on the east side of New York, while engaged one day making and dressing dolls, is visited by Dot Avery, the little girl from the flat above. He is fond of children and makes friends with her and gives her an old doll. Dot is the child of Bert Avery, a crook and his wife, Nell. Nell does not approve of her husband's mode of life and lives in constant fear of his arrest. Avery returns from making a haul, his pockets full of stolen money, but has to get out of town for fear of detection. He wishes to leave the stolen money with his wife, but she refuses to take it. He leaves her and flees the country. She drags on a life of hardship until her health, never too good, gives out and she dies. Finding her cold and motionless, the child goes to her old friend, the toy-maker and when Hans finds what has occurred, he adopts Dot as his own child. Shortly after, he has a legacy left him. He leaves his work, invests his money and goes ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 October 1912 (USA)  »

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