The mayor of a small suburb of New York is asked to aid in the work of the Sane Fourth propaganda, the leader of which is a young widow with whom he is already somewhat in love. She pleads ... See full summary »
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The mayor of a small suburb of New York is asked to aid in the work of the Sane Fourth propaganda, the leader of which is a young widow with whom he is already somewhat in love. She pleads for the Fourth without explosives for the sake of her own small boy and the mayor's motherless girl. He is rather inclined to accede to her request, until he finds that the political bosses of the town are mixed up with the dealers in fireworks and that his chances for re-election to the office of mayor may possibly be endangered if he takes a positive stand in favor of the ordinance prohibiting the sale of explosives to the young people. The dealers even organize a popular demonstration in favor of the old-fashioned Fourth. Consequently, when the ordinance comes up for consideration, the mayor gets up and makes a speech which practically settles its fate and to the surprise and sorrow of the little widow helps to put it aside for a year at least. The mayor is very careful about what his little girl... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 June 1911 (USA)  »

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No good doctor ever acts so
8 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This picture, though not as good as it might have been, shows how strong the motion picture can be as an argument. It is very effective, but it is made so wholly by the presence of the children, the political scenes being hardly sensible. The physician in this picture is like doctors in other moving pictures; one would think he wanted to frighten his patient to death. No good doctor ever acts so. Lockjaw is a terrible disease. No agony that could be shown on the screen would begin to overdo it. However, the playlet is strong enough, and will do much good. It is just the kind, too, that will be popular, and be in great demand. - The Moving Picture World, June 17, 1911


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