Dr. Henry Cole, who is to attend a social function, has just left his office when Jim Jones, a laborer, calls and implores that the doctor hasten to attend to his child. The doctor's butler... See full summary »
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Dr. Henry Cole - the Physician
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Emily Ives
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Mr. Ives - Emily's Father
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Jim Jones - the Father of the Sick Child
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Mrs. Jones - the Mother of the Sick Child (as Miss Johnson)
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Dr. Henry Cole, who is to attend a social function, has just left his office when Jim Jones, a laborer, calls and implores that the doctor hasten to attend to his child. The doctor's butler tells Jones that the call is impossible as he is on the way to his fiancée's house. Jim begs for the address and the butler finally gives it. The laborer forces his way into the mansion and pleads for aid. The doctor informs Emily that the appointment must be broken. Miss Ives is furious, and throws her engagement ring at the doctor's feet. Cole hastens from the house and rushes to his work. He, however, left the address on the table and after he has gone the young lady returns to the room, repentant, and picks up the engagement ring and espies the address of the Jones family. Hastily dressing herself, she resolves to follow the doctor, arriving at the poor attic she, unobserved, watches the doctor ministering to the sick child. Then she presses a roll of money into Jim's hand. The child passes the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 February 1912 (USA)  »

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This same theme has been handled in a more vital way in other pictures
5 September 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Mr. Arthur Johnson in this well-photographed picture plays the part of a physician who was true to his duty. He was taking his fiancée to a ball when he got an urgent call from a poor patient. In spite of the displeasure of the girl, who is shown as being somewhat wilful, he accepts the call. When he is at the patient's bedside, the girl thinks it over and repents. She follows and in his office when he has returned makes up with him. It is very well posed. At the end of an excellent scene, showing the little patient on the road to recovery and the joy of his mother, someone in the New York audience (he must have come from out of town) broke in with meritous applause. At the end of the picture, the applause was more general. It will serve as a feature on ordinary occasions; but this same theme has been handled in a more vital way in other pictures. - The Moving Picture World, February 17, 1912


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