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A Stern Destiny (1912)

An escaped convict meets a little girl who is ill-treated by her foster mother. He adopts the child and ten years later we see him a successful man in the community in which he has taken up... See full summary »
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The Escaped Convict
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An escaped convict meets a little girl who is ill-treated by her foster mother. He adopts the child and ten years later we see him a successful man in the community in which he has taken up his residence, and the little girl grown up to beautiful womanhood. Just as our hero is elected mayor of the town, his old cellmate appears upon the scene, and from that hour a relentless destiny pursues the man, whose life, since his escape from prison, has been exemplary. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 June 1912 (USA)  »

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Pathe has done good work in this drama
27 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

A tale of an escaped convict taking along in his flight a child whose abuse he has witnessed. The felon becomes Mayor of a town in the course of ten years; his ward is grown to young womanhood. On the morning of his election his published photograph attracts the attention of his old cellmate, who immediately levies blackmail. Returning for more money, he sees the ward and declares that if the Mayor will give him her hand he will "call it square." The Mayor pretends to consent, but instead hastens the marriage of his ward. The ex-convict, on learning of the marriage, denounces the Mayor. The Mayor dies the following morning. Pathe has done good work in this drama. - The Moving Picture World, June 22, 1912


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