The Labor Union decides to call a strike, after it has listened to a strong argument from Tim Mahoney as to the advisability of favoring the movement. A strike is declared. A delegation of ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Tim Mahoney - The Strikebreaker's Wife
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The Labor Union decides to call a strike, after it has listened to a strong argument from Tim Mahoney as to the advisability of favoring the movement. A strike is declared. A delegation of the strikers meets with the Board of Directors of the works; no settlement is reached and the men choose idleness rather than to give in to their employers. In many instances the families of the workmen feel the pinch of poverty very keenly, none more so than Tim Mahoney's wife and children, who feel the bite of penury and suffer pangs of hunger until Mrs. Mahoney can endure their pleadings no longer. She has one unpawned possession, her wedding ring, and this she sacrifices for the sake of the little ones for whom she is responsible. Tim makes a solemn vow to give up the Labor Union rather than cause his little family to suffer. He goes back to the works and secures his old job and starts in again to care for those who are dependent upon him. It is not long after Tim has gone back to work that the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 May 1911 (USA)  »

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It's the sincerity of the picture that this reviewer most commends
1 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In such pictures as this is the best hope of the photography business. It is very distinctively an important picture. The story is of today; is truthfully produced, and is of an interest so wide and deep that it is bound to make a great impression. The acting is sincere. In the scenes in Tim Mahoney's kitchen there is no discordant note. Tim perfectly pictures his peculiar difficulty, while his wife shoes as clearly how the situation gnaws her. The children also are distinctly Tim's children. Good as these scenes are, the others adequately support them, particularly the scene at the gates when after the strike the men are going back to work. Tim's position is very poignantly pictured in that scene. It's the sincerity of the picture that this reviewer most commends. It may cause discussion, for it shows what made Tim become a scab. After he dies they put his name back on the books of the union. - The Moving Picture World, June 10, 1911


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