George Mortimer steals money from the bank in which he is employed, is arrested and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment. Ruth, his wife, pays him frequent visits. At the prison factory, ... See full summary »

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George Mortimer steals money from the bank in which he is employed, is arrested and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment. Ruth, his wife, pays him frequent visits. At the prison factory, under the old doctor's regime, whether a convict is well or not, he is put to work. George, who is not very strong, is examined by Dr. Randolph, the new prison doctor, and is found to be unfit for the labor. He is sent to the prison hospital. This move on the part of the new doctor invokes the animosity of the warden in charge of Mortimer, and he writes Ruth that she will not be permitted to see her husband again. The girl comes at once to the prison and asks the warden how her husband is. He replies that he is well and happy. Bill just at this mom is brought in from the hospital. She hears her husband speak in very favorable terms of the new doctor and she determines to follow him home that night. The prison factory foreman sees her with the doctor and brings the news to the warden. They plan to have... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 October 1912 (USA)  »

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The Man Who Dared  »

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The picture's real interest begins and ends with her
26 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The hero of this picture, a physician, dared to try to "break the system" and bring some humanity into the handling of convicts, in a prison under his medical care. Yet he is not the picture's center of interest, although, perhaps, the scenario writer intended him to be. The heroine, wife of one of the convicts, whom in the first reel we had seen as a man of refinement, is played by Miss Gertrude Robinson. She has a very emotional part, just the role that fits her and she puts so much convincing art into her portrayal that the picture's real interest begins and ends with her. The scenes that show the brutality of the prison are also very strong and we sympathize with the doctor who puts his position in jeopardy to bring about better conditions there. It's a well rounded picture that reflects credit on its author, Forrest Halsey. - The Moving Picture World, November 2, 1912


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