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The Obligation (1912)

Jack, a young miner, reads to his little sister, Fay, a part of a letter he has received from their brother, Frank: "Dear Brother: I thank you for the money. I may be in the hospital for ... See full summary »

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Jack
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John Barry
Viola Barry ...
Miss Barry
Fay Brierly ...
Fay (Jack's sister)
Horace Davies ...
Leader of the miners
William Ryno ...
Delegate #1 (as William Rhyno)
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Charles Brown ...
Mine superintendent
James Rickie ...
Mine foreman
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Jack, a young miner, reads to his little sister, Fay, a part of a letter he has received from their brother, Frank: "Dear Brother: I thank you for the money. I may be in the hospital for many months. If it were not for me, you could buy your mining hooks." The next morning after Jack had gone to the big mine to work, Fay decides to pick some wild flowers and take them to the big house on the hill to sell. The big house belongs to the mine owner, John Barry. When Fay arrives with the flowers, Miss Barry promptly buys them, while John Barry takes the child back to her home in his auto, which he passes on his way to the mine. During the day Miss Barry discovers Frank's letter in the basket which contained the flowers, and upon her father's arrival that night, insisted upon taking Jack some mining books which she had selected from their own library. On the following day John Barry promotes Jack. Later when a strike is declared and Jack tries to argue with the angry miners, John Barry ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 July 1912 (USA)  »

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