Carl Danmitz, a poor but talented violinist, engages a room in an obscure boarding house and pursues his studies. Gretchen Bleeker resides across the street, and through the open window ... See full summary »

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Carl Danmitz - a Poor Violinist
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Gretchen Bleeker - the Dying Sweetheart
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Carl Danmitz, a poor but talented violinist, engages a room in an obscure boarding house and pursues his studies. Gretchen Bleeker resides across the street, and through the open window where she is wont to sit, hears the sweet strains of his violin. One day while Gretchen is listening, she knocks over a plant. The musician hastens out, picks up the flower, and thus they meet and go for a stroll. Carl receives an offer to play at a society benefit for charity. He is overjoyed at the chance. His happiness is of short duration, for he realizes that he has not the proper clothing to appear at the benefit. Gretchen has been hoarding her money, and offers to make a sacrifice for his sake. She gives him her little savings of months and he is enabled to make a presentable appearance at his debut. His first public performance is an immediate success. He is invited to the homes of the wealthy. He forgets the young girl who was kind to him in his poverty and he meets and falls in love with ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 May 1911 (USA)  »

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The spectators will not fail to sympathize with Gretchen
5 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Imp pictures seldom lack human interest, and this one is no exception. Gretchen, the young girl who falls in love with the susceptible violinist who rooms across the alley, gives, through the characterization of a talented actress, the chief interest to it. She is a simple-minded girl, not bashful, nor yet bold. She loves and she shows her love truthfully, because she is healthy minded. The picture is a good one. The Imp director has produced the story with skill, and though it is not very dramatic, the spectators will not fail to sympathize with Gretchen and become interested. - The Moving Picture World, June 10, 1911


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