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The Proof of a Man (1914)

Bob Carrol, cripple, works in a little cigar stand down in Chinatown and eats his meals at a coffee house around the corner. Alma Wilson, who waits upon tables, is, unknown to herself, ... See full summary »
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Bob Carroll
Vera Sisson ...
Alma Wilson
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Jim Carter
G. Raymond Nye
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Bob Carrol, cripple, works in a little cigar stand down in Chinatown and eats his meals at a coffee house around the corner. Alma Wilson, who waits upon tables, is, unknown to herself, loved by Bob, and also by Jim Carter. Carter is a typical gang leader and Chinatown crook. Alma is infatuated with Carter's good looks. Bob finally musters up courage enough to ask Alma if he may keep her company. Alma answered, "When I go out with anyone, that person must be a man!" Carter overhears this remark and "kids" Bob about it. That night, after he closes the cigar stand, Bob goes to a little Chinese restaurant. Carter enters and hits Bob for a loan, telling him he will show him a way to forget his troubles. Bob, ready for anything, consents. Carter takes him to a room in the rear, supposed to be a storage room, but in reality the largest opium den in the city. Bob refuses to smoke and shortly after leaves. The next day Carter keeps a date with Alma. Bob observes them as they leave and watches ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 September 1914 (USA)  »

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