Destitute, the grief-stricken man decides to go west to build up a fortune. His little babe in arms he leaves on the door-step of a mansion. The child has a birthmark on its arm. A thief ... See full summary »

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Destitute, the grief-stricken man decides to go west to build up a fortune. His little babe in arms he leaves on the door-step of a mansion. The child has a birthmark on its arm. A thief picks it up from the door-step and takes it home, and his childless wife adopts it. The girl is made to follow the vocation of its foster parents, and grows to womanhood. She meets a wealthy young man and the two fall in love. Her father has a "job" on and insists that she go with him. Reluctantly she does so, but tells him it is the last time. The "job" happens to be the rooms of the girl's lover, and she compels the crook to leave without touching anything. She is prevented from following by the young man's entrance. He mistakes why she is there, but when he seeks to take advantage of it she repulses him, and, ashamed, he apologizes. She refuses to tell him why she is there, and he, having faith in her, does not insist upon further explanations. He calls at her home after that and asks her to be his... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 December 1911 (USA)  »

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The Birthmark  »

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