A woman is loved by two men and marries one. The disappointed suitor becomes the godfather of her baby boy and goes west, after depositing $5,000 to the credit of the baby, an amount won on... See full summary »
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A woman is loved by two men and marries one. The disappointed suitor becomes the godfather of her baby boy and goes west, after depositing $5,000 to the credit of the baby, an amount won on a horse race. The husband's gambling proclivities cause the woman much sorrow, and after his death she is wrapped up in her boy. On his 21st birthday he receives the money, and against the entreaties of his mother, loses it gambling. Ashamed, he goes west and becomes involved in a quarrel in a card game with his godfather, whom he shoots in the arm. He is about to be lynched when a ring upon his finger is recognized by the man as one be gave the baby more than twenty years back. The youth's life is saved, and the terrible lesson makes them both renounce gambling. They go east to the boy's mother, who is overjoyed to see her boy again, and who looks with loving eyes upon her old sweetheart. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 August 1911 (USA)  »

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These characters won't appeal strongly to the average spectator
4 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This picture seems not very well photographed, but is wisely conducted and very well acted. The plot of the story is complicated, but is made clear. Two men, both of whom are fond of gambling, love the same woman. The unsuccessful one remains the friend of the young husband and wife and is the godfather of their child, a son. The husband ruins himself at play and dies and the boy grows up. He, too, gambles away his money and runs away to the West. Unknown to either, he and his godfather play cards and the youth cheats, is discovered, attempts to kill the godfather and is about to be hanged when the godfather recognizes him. They go back to the East together and meet the mother. The weakness in the story lies in the fact that there is no character which compellingly attracts us. These characters won't appeal strongly to the average spectator. - The Moving Picture World, September 2, 1911


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