Bella is an emigrant girl doing sweatshop work in the ghetto of a great city. By saving for some time, she manages to get together enough money to send to the old country for her two little... See full summary »

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Bella is an emigrant girl doing sweatshop work in the ghetto of a great city. By saving for some time, she manages to get together enough money to send to the old country for her two little sisters. She meets them at Ellis Island and escorts them across Battery Park to their new home. The three girls live with an uncle and aunt in one poor room in a tenement. The smallest of the sisters while playing on the sidewalk one day, gets lost and suddenly finds herself in Chinatown. She is dismayed at the entirely strange surroundings, and is weeping bitterly when found by John Magie, a young settlement worker. He dries her tears and takes her safely to her sweatshop home. John is at once attracted by Bella, whom he meets for the first time when he brings the little one back. He does the family many little kindnesses, bringing them flowers and books, and induces the girls to attend the classes at the settlement. While teaching his class one evening, John is suddenly attacked with a fever, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 July 1910 (USA)  »

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