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A Timely Repentance (1912)

John Crawford, an honest mechanic, and Wilbur Robinson, a young man of leisure, both love the same girl. She marries Crawford and a baby comes to cheer their home. Crawford is engaged in ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Nordell - Heroine of the Movie within the Movie, 'The Wife's Desertion'
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John Crawford - the Poor Husband
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Wilbur Robinson - the Wife's New Lover
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Mrs. John Crawford - the Poor Man's Wife
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Louis Nordell
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Ronald Seymour (as H.S. Mack)
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John Crawford, an honest mechanic, and Wilbur Robinson, a young man of leisure, both love the same girl. She marries Crawford and a baby comes to cheer their home. Crawford is engaged in perfecting an invention and, pending the expected money, does not provide liberally for his family. The wife is dissatisfied. Robinson notes this fact and lures away the wife of the mechanic. She goes with him deserting the baby, leaving a note for her husband. They plan to leave the city, but while walking about awaiting the departure of a train, they happen to pass the doors of a moving picture theater and Mrs. Crawford expresses a desire to go in. They enter and the story thrown on the screen is identical with the experience in which they are passing through. Unable to witness the closing scenes and filled with remorse, Mrs. Crawford begs Robinson to take her out in the open. Then and there she repudiates him and, refusing to ride in an automobile, she hurries towards her humble home, hoping she ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 March 1912 (USA)  »

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Shows the good influence of an Imp picture
10 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

This picture, played very well by three people, shows the good influence of an Imp picture, an old film, in which Mary Pickford appears and which is called in this release, "The Wife's Desertion." In the early scenes of this picture, the poor man's wife (Miss Young) has deserted him for a second man (Mr. Shay). Eloping, their automobile breaks down and they go in to see the picture. It causes the wife's "timely repentance." Mr. Le Saint plays the poor man. The photography is very good in most scenes, but the tinting in one or two scenes does not seem so successful. The picture will make a very good filler. - The Moving Picture World, March 23, 1912


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