Nicola pays court to Bianca, the daughter of Angelio, who runs a fruit store and for whom Nicola works. Guiseppe, who is somewhat of a dandy, wins the girl's affections. Nicola leaves ... See full summary »

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Nicola pays court to Bianca, the daughter of Angelio, who runs a fruit store and for whom Nicola works. Guiseppe, who is somewhat of a dandy, wins the girl's affections. Nicola leaves Angelio's employ and by hard work saves enough money to buy a fruit stand of his own. Angelio is stricken with a serious illness. Bianca is obliged to care for him and their fruit stand is closed, their income stops and they come to need. Bianca determines to sell her beautiful head of hair to secure means. Guiseppe, still declaring his love, sees an opportunity of making a commission on the sale of his sweetheart's hair and takes her to the hair merchant with a greedy desire to profit by its sale. As Bianca and Guiseppe are entering the merchant's shop, Nicola, on his way to close the transaction for his fruit stand, sees them enter. He watches through the window and just as the merchant takes the shears in his hand to remove the long raven tresses of Bianca, he rushes into the place and stops the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 December 1912 (USA)  »

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Zena Keefe is her own charming self, but is never a true Italian
9 April 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A little love story of the Italian quarter by Horace Kramer, who has provided a fresh and romantic situation quite in line with the character of the peoples of Southern Europe. Zena Keefe plays the heroine, and her crowning glory is a wealth of black hair which flows down her back. Charles Kent takes the part of her father, and one of his pushcart salesmen in the fruit business is Nicola, played by Leo Delaney. who is deeply in love with the hair. Hal Wilson, a very good Jewish character, wants to buy the curls, but it is not until after her father has fallen on hard times that she is willing to give them up. By this time she meets Giuseppe (Charles Edwards), with whom she has fallen in love, and who is willing to have them sold. The awakening comes through Nicola's willingness to give up his whole capital to save her the indignity. Zena Keefe is her own charming self, but is never a true Italian, nor is Charles Kent. Both are unaffected and do competent work, but Leo Delaney's work gives good Italian atmosphere to the story. The work of Charles Edwards also helps in this. Charles Kent, the producer, has made an interesting picture, but it isn't up to the best Vitagraph standard. - The Moving Picture World, December 21, 1912


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