Bertha is a young lady with grand aspirations for high social and moral reform. She attends a lecture on the "ethics" of life and is inspired with the lecturer's ideas. She starts out in ... See full summary »
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Bertha is a young lady with grand aspirations for high social and moral reform. She attends a lecture on the "ethics" of life and is inspired with the lecturer's ideas. She starts out in search of an opportunity to do goo. She comes across some urchins who molest a little girl and spill her pail of milk. Bertha talks to them and comforts the little girl. The girl's mother rushes from the house, whips her daughter for the mishap to the milk. Bertha lectures the woman and hands her a leaflet, the woman turns on Bertha, abuses her and tells her she is no lady. The woman's husband takes a hand in the matter and tells his wife that she is wrong, the wife and the husband get into a squabble and come to blows. Bertha's first attempt at reform is a rank failure. Her second is a worse one; entering a pawnshop she tries to interest the pawnbroker in her mission, while she is talking to him the police enter to arrest a man who is in the shop and who has just offered for pawn some stolen jewelry;... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 March 1911 (USA)  »

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Often these society workers fail utterly to get the viewpoint of the people they expect
8 December 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A humorous story dealing with the adventures of a society girl who thought she was chosen to reform the world. Her experience in making the attempt is, perhaps, a bit more strenuous than the average worker, but there is considerable truth in it, nevertheless. It emphasizes the fact that often these society workers fail utterly to get the viewpoint of the people they expect, and want, to help. This girl faithfully reproduces a type which has attempted much and has often failed in accomplishing what they undertook because of misunderstanding of the position of the party they expected to assist. - The Moving Picture World, March 18, 1911


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