It was the day before Christmas, and little Helen's brother, Bobby, had broken the head of her old bisque doll. Going to her daddy, she asked him if he wouldn't get her a new doll for ... See full summary »

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William R. Dunn ...
Frank Dobson (as William Dunn)
Jane Fearnley ...
Mrs. Frank Dobson
Edith Haldeman ...
The Dobson Daughter
Joe Moore ...
The Dobson Son
Frank Smith ...
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Mary Walker ...
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Robert Z. Leonard ...
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J. Farrell MacDonald ...
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It was the day before Christmas, and little Helen's brother, Bobby, had broken the head of her old bisque doll. Going to her daddy, she asked him if he wouldn't get her a new doll for Christmas. But daddy had just been laid off, and there was no money. That night the little girl could not sleep, for she decided to write God a letter. Climbing out of bed, she found a pencil and a dirty piece of paper and commenced to write. The letter finished, and not having a stamp, she, with the assistance of Bobby, raised the window and with a prayer tossed the letter out. The slamming of the window startled the mother and father and they came rushing into the room. Daddy asked for an explanation, and Bobby was about to tell, but the little girl warned him to silence, so the children were kissed and again put to bed. The old folks were a very wealthy couple, who had lost their first and only child. The old lady had come across a baby's stocking; the old man had picked up the baby's shoe. Both met ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 December 1912 (USA)  »

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