A young woman does strange things, which are explained when it is discovered she is a sleep walker.

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Dr. Allan Langham
Hazel Neason ...
Hesther, the Sleep Walker
Van Dyke Brooke ...
George Langham
Helen Gardner ...
Lucy Langham
Flora Finch
Mary Maurice
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Lucy, the young wife of Mr. George Langham, is a silly little woman, rather delicate. She has a companion, Hesther Rodney, whom she treats very thoughtlessly, though Hesther is very fond of her and invaluable to her. Lucy's mother, Mrs. De Lancy, comes to visit her. She is suspicious of Hesther and thinks her too pretty for her position and tries to rouse Lucy's jealousy. Mr. Langham's brother, Dr. Allan Langham, is very much interested in Hesther and feels very sorry for her. Mrs. De Lancy objects to his attentions to the companion and warns his brother. Allan is leaving for the city and his sister-in-law asks him to take some jewels to the city for her to be repaired. She gives him the case and he takes it to his room. That night Mrs. De Lancy and her maid, Pincher, ever suspicious, watch Hesther come out of her room in her wrapper, go into Allan's room and come out of it with the jewel case; she is walking in her sleep, but Mrs. De Lancy suspects the worst and the next morning, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 June 1911 (USA)  »

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Doesn't come up to the test of the Vitagraph pictures
25 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In this picture the love story seems to have been subordinated to one of its incidents. The early scenes serve to show the worthy character of the heroine and that the young doctor's mother is displeased with his attention to her. She seems to be a paid companion of the doctor's sister-in-law. A box of jewels is shown. The doctor is to take them to a jeweler's for "repairs." This having them overhauled seems unconvincing. The girl walks in her sleep and removes the jewel-box to her desk and is discovered doing it by the doctor's mother. She is accused of theft. The doctor and the others the following night watch while she repeats the performance. She thus is proved innocent and the doctor presumably marries her. The picture is played by an all-star cast; but, in interest, doesn't come up to the test of the Vitagraph pictures. - The Moving Picture World, July 8, 1911


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