Refused credit at the grocery store, to save his starving wife and child, a young man steals some money. The woman, weak from privation, passes away and he is arrested. In a dramatic ... See full summary »

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Refused credit at the grocery store, to save his starving wife and child, a young man steals some money. The woman, weak from privation, passes away and he is arrested. In a dramatic courtroom scene he is convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary. The doctor raises his boy, who becomes a successful physician and marries the doctor's daughter. The father serves time and emerges a bent and broken old man, with hoary head and palsied hands. Through an advertisement he is engaged as butler for his own son, keeping his identity secret to save the young man the disgrace of having an ex-convict father. The two meet at the grave of the wife and mother, and father and son are re-united. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 August 1911 (USA)  »

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The picture is not fresh either in its acting or in its incidents
2 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

In this picture there is very little that we have not seen before. This would be not a criticism but praise, if it were presented freshly or if the object in making the picture had been to give another individual's view of the old situation. The picture is not fresh either in its acting or in its incidents. The father steals because his family is starving and vainly, the wife is dead before he can get the food to her. This is the picture's one strong point; this part is very well acted, indeed, and very commendable. One of Stephen Phillips' poems pictures a like situation and it will be pictured again and again and by great writers as they come. The father goes to prison. It seemed to be a ten dollar bill that he snatched, and his term was about twenty years. He returned the change to the grocer; all he got was an armful of food. The rest of the picture is about as probable as this long term and makes scenes very hard to act sincerely. To put the Reliance stock company to picturing scenes like some of these seems a waste of good talent. - The Moving Picture World, August 19, 1911


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