Jack Halliday, working as City Editor of the "Sun," is granted a few weeks' vacation by his employer. He journeys to Lakewood's winter hotel. At a dance given by the management of the hotel... See full summary »
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Mrs. Buckley - a Young Widow
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John Halliday - the Young Widow's Second Husband
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Jack Halliday, working as City Editor of the "Sun," is granted a few weeks' vacation by his employer. He journeys to Lakewood's winter hotel. At a dance given by the management of the hotel. Jack meets Mrs. Buckley, a widow and the mother of a boy of eight. Jack marries the widow and takes her to his home. A few weeks of happy wedded life and the family is broken up through the jealousy of Mrs. Halliday, Jr. towards Jack's mother. The two ladies have words and Jack's mother decides to leave the house. She gives her services to a mission, spending her time in the settlements. One day, the stepson is enticed away from the playground and follows an organ grinder and his monkey and the boy accepts the Italian's invitation into the house in the slums. There he is kept a prisoner. The boy while alone drops a watch and locket containing his parents' photos out of the window which is found by a waif who takes it to the mission and gives it to Mrs. Walter Halliday. She recognizes the photos ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 March 1912 (USA)  »

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It handles a rather artificial train of circumstances in a very human way
10 October 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A very commendable picture with an idea. To put it crudely, it is this: it takes a pull at a mother's heart strings to make her understand the heart of motherhood in another woman. The lead in this very well composed and suggestive picture is taken by Miss May Buckley as the young widow, who marries again and is jealous of her new mother-in- law's place in the heart of her husband;«but mother-in-law rises equal to the occasion and wins the younger woman's affection in the end. The scenario is commendable in that it handles a rather artificial train of circumstances in a very human way, affording the players chances to put excellent things into their interpretation of the situation. Moreover, it keeps clear a plot that has to express a rather complicated idea. We can safely call this well acted and well photographed picture a good feature, because of the good things in it. - The Moving Picture World, March 23, 1912


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