A young man, the only son of his widowed mother, is infatuated with an adventuress. She endeavors to get him to purchase for her a $500 necklace. The jeweler who brings the necklace, ... See full summary »
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William Cavanaugh
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A young man, the only son of his widowed mother, is infatuated with an adventuress. She endeavors to get him to purchase for her a $500 necklace. The jeweler who brings the necklace, however, is an accomplice of the adventuress and their scheme is merely to divide the $500 between them. The youth having no money, steals it from his mother's escritoire and seen in the act by the poor woman, who is heartbroken at her son's wickedness. The son, however, discovers that his mother has pawned all her jewelry to raise this money to pay the debt remaining at college for his tuition, and his better nature asserting itself he returns the money to its place and later discovers the plot which almost ruins him. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 April 1912 (USA)  »

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It is human and has one very fresh and delightful scene
6 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

We have noticed in the last three or four pictures by the Pathe American Company a very pleasing human quality. They also have had an atmosphere quite different from pictures by all other makers. This one we and the audience, a large one, who saw it with us liked very much. It isn't critic-proof, and as far as its outline, its situation, goes, it is old; but it is human and has one very fresh and delightful scene. The son is becoming wild. His mother is sadly distressed. In her library are pictures, one of him as a child, one as a young man, and also a picture of her husband. These come to life in a way very creditable to the cameraman and give her convincing dream memories. Octavia Handworth, with Messrs. Cavanaugh and de Grasse, plays the lead in it, as the young woman in the case. It is well acted, humanly conducted and very clearly pictured. - The Moving Picture World, May 11, 1912


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