A rich old grouch of a fellow is so much embittered against the world at large and so self-satisfied in his accumulated and increasing wealth that he will have nothing to do with and ... See full summary »

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The Old Man
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A rich old grouch of a fellow is so much embittered against the world at large and so self-satisfied in his accumulated and increasing wealth that he will have nothing to do with and absolutely refuses to listen to the appeals of the helpless and needy. A poor widowed mother is taken ill and being near death she instructs her little daughter to trust God and seek a shelter and home where He may direct her and pins a note to the little one's dress, telling of her mother's death. The child leaves and the mother dies. By some strange disposition of fate the child is led to the home of the hard fisted old "grouch," who is comfortably established in his fine home and rich surroundings, thinking of no one hut himself. The little girl arrives at his home and is taken in by the housekeeper, who fearfully and timidly takes her to the old man. He has just awakened from a dream in which his conscience has been aroused. He realizes his hard-hearted meanness and has been brought to an appreciation... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 April 1910 (USA)  »

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