The only child of wealthy parents, Ronald McCumber is obliged to entertain and amuse himself as best he can with his numerous toys, longing for the association of living presence of ... See full summary »
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Mrs. McCumber - the Mother
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Ronald McCumber - the Baby
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The only child of wealthy parents, Ronald McCumber is obliged to entertain and amuse himself as best he can with his numerous toys, longing for the association of living presence of companionship. One day, while out with his father and mother, a strange stray dog, lame and hungry, takes kindly to little Ronald and comes up to him for sympathy, which is readily given by the little fellow, and there seems to be a mutual feeling sprung up between the two. When Ronald enters the automobile with his parents, the dog follows the fast moving vehicle. He will not be separated from his new-found friend, and the boy takes him into his home and makes him his "fidus Achates;" they are inseparable. Ronald is taken sick. His case baffles the skill of the specialists, and Mr. and Mrs. McCumber are in despair. The one and only hope for his recovery is rest, the fever and delirium making it impossible for him to secure it. Finally the doctor gives him a soporific. The parents and nurse are ordered ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Family | Short

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10 February 1912 (USA)  »

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Perhaps it is the feature of the week
11 September 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

An unusually strong picture for the humanity that it shows. The idea has been used before in "The Little Major," but that story isn't, in externals, anything like this which is wholly fresh. The chief value of the picture comes from the humanity of its scenes. That scene in the parlor, when the little boy comes down in his nightie, pleased the audience very much. Miss Julia Swayne Gordon plays an emotional role as the mother of the little boy, who is played by Flo Foley very well indeed. Miss Mason, in the role of the child's nurse, gives a realistic and highly competent interpretation. Perhaps it is the feature of the week; surely it is a picture to recommend to exhibitors who cater to human beings. - The Moving Picture World, February 24 1912


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