The great opera singer, against the advice of her physician, insists on singing at one more performance, to earn enough to complete the trust fund she is desirous of setting aside for her ... See full summary »

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Karl - the Composer
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Bess Meredyth ...
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William Cavanaugh ...
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Frank Russell ...
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William Cowper ...
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The great opera singer, against the advice of her physician, insists on singing at one more performance, to earn enough to complete the trust fund she is desirous of setting aside for her child. The effort is too much, and she dies upon the stage. Her brother, who has been left guardian of the child, is crazed by the immense sum of money in his hands, and hides himself with the child and the money in a tenement, where the child is kept a virtual prisoner. The miser spends his days in gloating over the stolen money. After twelve years, three Bohemian friends rent the studio immediately above, and the imprisoned heiress, through the ministrations of the tenement slavey, meets Karl, the pianist. The miser about this time falls asleep after counting his treasure, and leaves a lighted candle, which sets fire to the room. Trying to reach the concealed fortune, he is burned to death. Karl seeing the smoke, gallantly rescues the girl who, alone in the world by the death of her uncle, is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 January 1913 (USA)  »

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The whole picture faintly suggests "Trilby"
13 July 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully acted two-reel picture. King Baggot has several moments when he seems to be at his best and it is fine. His whole impersonation of Carl, the mercurial pianist, who falls so deeply in love with the girl with a golden voice, is genuinely pleasing. This girl has been kept as a prisoner by her uncle, who likes to count her money, and her discovery by the three chums upstairs is a hit like Du Maurier's work. The whole picture faintly suggests "Trilby," although the suggestion grows weak in the second reel, where the interest, too, flags a little. - The Moving Picture World, February 8, 1913


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