A millionaire finds his friend after searching Chelsea Hospital, Charterhouse, etc.





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The Old Millionaire
John La Fre ...
The Old Millionaire's Friend


Beginning in New York we see an old millionaire reminded by a torn postal card of an appointment made in his youth to meet a schoolmate on the seventieth birthday of each. The postcard gives no address, that part of the writing being torn off. The old man starts across the ocean to find his boyhood friend. Beginning at the "Old Commissionaries" in London, where he fails to find any trace of his friend, he goes to the "Old Clergy," a beautiful place in Regents Park, only to be again disappointed as the records do not contain the name of the man he seeks. Then he tries the Old Chelsea Hospital for old soldiers, but without success and it is suggested that at "Old St. Cross," a little way out of London, he may get a trace of him, but again he meets with a disappointment. Finally he goes to the Old Charterhouse, the home for retired professional men, makes inquiries and finds his friend. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama





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18 December 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy When Joey Was on Time (1912). See more »

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Some curious nooks and crannies of London
20 April 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The first two or three scenes of this picture are delightful in their showing of a few human types. The millionaire in his office has received a torn postal card. This recalls to him that he and an old friend of his, had, thirty years ago, agreed to meet on their seventieth birthday. The later scenes were made merely to show some curious nooks and crannies of London; they're interesting; but the beginning of the picture made us expect something more substantial. Harry Furniss wrote it and Mark MacDermott with John La Fre play the two old men. The meeting of these two cronies is a fine illustration, but it is not a picture of action. - The Moving Picture World, January 4, 1913

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