Dr. Browning, the attending physician at a deaf and dumb asylum, has a friend, Robert Deering, who is desirous of visiting him. Robert arrives on the night the inmates are giving their ... See full summary »

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Dr. Browning, the attending physician at a deaf and dumb asylum, has a friend, Robert Deering, who is desirous of visiting him. Robert arrives on the night the inmates are giving their weekly entertainment. Bob learns the proper signs to ask the girls to dance. The doctor seats Bob in the first row between two inmates and the entertainment begins. They can't make out why Bob doesn't enjoy it, and he at last gets up disgusted. However, the dance starts and Bob invites one of the dumb ladies to dance. Just then, her dumb escort arrives and takes her away. Bob is rather discouraged but, seeing a pretty girl alone, approaches her and makes signs that he would like to dance. She accepts and, after the dance, Bob invites her to have some ice cream. On his way home he tells the doctor about the pretty girl. The next day Bob meets the girl and sits down on a bench to talk the sign language. The girl's uncle, who is the superintendent of the asylum, calls her. The uncle wants to know what she ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 October 1914 (USA)  »

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