Entirely unsuspecting of any impending trouble, Dr. Clinton is arrested as he is leaving his home. He is tried and convicted on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to life imprisonment. ... See full summary »
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Edwin R. Phillips ...
Dr. Clinton
Julia Swayne Gordon ...
The Mother
Alfred Hollingsworth
Tefft Johnson
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Entirely unsuspecting of any impending trouble, Dr. Clinton is arrested as he is leaving his home. He is tried and convicted on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to life imprisonment. Dr. Clinton sees a chance of escaping from his imprisonment, and with the assistance of a fellow prisoner, climbs over the prison walls and thus flees. As he is running away, he arrives at a cabin, where a mother and her sick child are alone. He asks to be given admission, but is refused. He thereupon forces the lock off the door. Once inside he asks the woman for clothes to hide his stripes. She gives him a suit. She then makes him get water from the well. On his return he notices that the child is afflicted with a very severe cough, and proceeds to wrap it in a flannel blanket. He holds her over boiling water, into which have been thrown some herbs. The child is allowed to breathe the vapors of these herbs, and subsequently he places the child in bed. In the meantime, the sheriff and his men have ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 June 1911 (USA)  »

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Probably few will like this ending
7 March 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Arrested for a crime he did not commit, a doctor is sentenced to life imprisonment. He escapes, but in his flight reaches a cabin in which a child is dying of croup. He stops to alleviate her suffering and is captured by the sheriff and his posse. As he is led away by the officers the mother pleads for him, but without avail. The sentiment aroused in every heart will be one of admiration for the man who had the courage to face imprisonment again rather than allow a little one, a stranger to him, to die. Probably few will like this ending. It is not pleasant, but the assertion is ventured that it makes better men and women of everyone who sees it. The power of this drama cannot be questioned. - The Moving Picture World, July 15, 1911


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