Neglectful of his little home and family, Pat resorts to evil companions at the town tavern. The priest of the village gives him a strong lecture. On the priest's advice, he goes to America... See full summary »

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Neglectful of his little home and family, Pat resorts to evil companions at the town tavern. The priest of the village gives him a strong lecture. On the priest's advice, he goes to America, leaving a solemn promise with Mary that he will never touch liquor again. He finds employment as a stoker in the boiler room of a large factory. One day he receives a letter from Mary in which she tells him that a little girl has arrived to bless their union. Pat is delighted, and while sitting in the engine room dreaming of home, the men in the boiler room, who have been drinking, pile too much coal in the furnaces, and an explosion is imminent. They flee from the room. Pat, seeing the escaping steam, hastens below, enters the boiler room, turns the safety valve and avoids a disastrous explosion. In this act of heroism, he is so badly scalded he dies in the arms of his sympathetic co-workers, after taking Mary's letter from the bosom of his shirt and kissing it in fond remembrance of her. The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 November 1912 (USA)  »

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A wholesome human picture
18 March 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A story of Ireland and America. Wild Pat is a hard drunkard at home, but the village priest induces him to go to America and brace up. He makes good in America, but is killed in averting a boiler explosion nearly caused by the carelessness of his drunken associates. The priest has to tell the wife and comfort her. Arthur Bently, the author, has provided a wholesome human picture, which has been skillfully produced by Charles Kent. The acting is commendable. Rose Tapley, as the wife, has the only role that requires highly emotional playing. Her characterization is intelligent, but has its limitations. Harry T. Nearey's part, Pat, is clearly drawn, as is the village priest, by Tefft Johnson. - The Moving Picture World, December 7, 1912


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