Dan Fuller, an honest mechanic, is the victim of circumstances. He is ill one day and the rent collector, who is an unprincipled masher, with insinuating manners, calls and grossly insults ... See full summary »
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Dan Fuller, an honest mechanic, is the victim of circumstances. He is ill one day and the rent collector, who is an unprincipled masher, with insinuating manners, calls and grossly insults his wife, attacking her in a familiar manner. Dan is aroused and rushing into the room administers a beating to the rascal which results in a serious injury. Fuller is arrested and, having no friends, is convicted on a charge of felonious assault, the mitigating circumstances not being considered. He is serving a sentence in the penitentiary when he receives a letter informing him he is the father of a child. Obsessed by the injustice of his incarceration and insane with a desire to see his wife and child, he eludes the guards and makes his escape from prison, exchanging garments with a scarecrow. He visits his home to find his aged mother at the bedside of the young wife. Without awakening his wife he kisses her and the baby and returns to prison and voluntarily gives himself up. The facts ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 November 1911 (USA)  »

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It is extremely well acted and the scenes are also very commendable
24 May 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

No crime has been committed. The man was unjustly accused by a despicable rent collector, of an attempt to rob him. His object was to save himself. The man accused had caught the collector insulting his wife in her own kitchen. The scuffle that ensued brought a policeman and the collector accused the man of trying to steal the money that the wife had just paid for rent. The man went to jail. His wife became dangerously sick after giving birth to a child. The husband and father, hearing of it, escaped, came to his wife's bedside, kissed her and then surrendered himself. It was Thanksgiving and the Governor's daughter read the account in the papers and brought her father's attention to it. As a result, the man was pardoned. It is extremely well acted and the scenes are also very commendable. There is, in fact, a humanity in all of it that is unusually pleasing. - The Moving Picture World, December 2, 1911


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