Mercy Merrick, released from prison, goes to the Rev. Mr. Gray at the mission for assistance. He sends her to the French consul. The latter aids the girl just released from jail by sending ... See full summary »

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Mercy (Margaret) Merrick
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Grace Roseberry aka Freda Leary
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Horace Holmcroft - a War Correspondent (as William Dunn)
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Julian Gray - a Clergyman aka Pastor Jones
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Mercy Merrick, released from prison, goes to the Rev. Mr. Gray at the mission for assistance. He sends her to the French consul. The latter aids the girl just released from jail by sending her to France as an army nurse. Horace Holmcroft goes to the continent as a war correspondent. His mother in her loneliness writes to Grace Roseberry, an artist struggling in France, to come and live with her. Grace accepts the invitation. On her way she gets caught in the battle lines and takes refuge in a hospital in which Mercy is acting as a nurse. In a burst of confidence Mercy tells Grace of her prison record. Grace is struck by a shell and apparently killed; in fact, one surgeon says she is dead. Mercy takes from the bag of Grace her passport and the letter from Mrs. Holmcroft inviting her to visit her and sets out for the home of the latter. Young Holmcroft, who has met her at the hospital, keeps her company. Mrs. Holmcroft receives Mercy with open arms. The young woman wins the affection of... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 December 1912 (USA)  »

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A Designing Woman  »

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Herbert Brenon continues the praiseworthy work
20 June 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In these two reels Herbert Brenon continues the praiseworthy work he is doing in Imp pictures. In this melodrama he is fortunate in his selection of those who take the principal feminine roles—Vivian Prescott and Jane Fearnley. There is abundant opportunity for strong acting for both of these young women especially for the latter in the closing scenes. William Shay as Julian Gray, a clergyman, looks the part; also, he acts the part. There is no overdoing of it. He shows the minister as a real human being; his eyes are on the earth and not, as is too frequently the case with the interpreter of the role of the cleric, continually rolling skyward with an expressionless stare. William Dunn plays Horace Holmcroft, war correspondent. There are several battle scenes, some of them better than others. The one showing the battery of artillery in action, for instance, is excellent. Those showing cavalrymen riding in single file and discharging their pistols in the air are not convincing, especially as their target. is not in sight. The story is easily followed. - The Moving Picture World, December 28, 1912


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