The husband had a loving wife and a child of whom he was fond. But he saw very little of them, social engagements taking up most of his time, while the two were left to live their lives ... See full summary »

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The husband had a loving wife and a child of whom he was fond. But he saw very little of them, social engagements taking up most of his time, while the two were left to live their lives together. Then crushing sorrow came into the wife's life. Her child sickened and died, as she sat at his bedside, helplessly trying to aid him. The husband was not there at the time, having spent the evening with some friends outside, only returning with them at a late hour. The wife, alone in the world, although not a widow, passed a life of misery. The husband easily recovered from his grief, which was short-lived, and they were farther apart than ever. Then happiness re-entered the wife's life. The vision of her son appeared to her. He shrank from the mourning she wore, and to please him she arrayed herself in garments like those she wore when he was alive. And the happy hours of her life were those passed with him. As the years passed, the child from the spirit world grew up, or so it seemed to her... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 January 1912 (USA)  »

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There is an unusual, but beautifully spiritual idea behind this
17 July 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A picture that in its scenes alone is very pleasing, but that, in its deeper meaning, makes a different and far stronger appeal. It shows the mother of a single child, a son. Her husband is frivolous and doesn't care for her. The son dies. The woman is very much alone after that, but she sees the spirit of her child and when she is happy can even play with him. As the child would have grown, so she sees this spirit who is her companion in happy hours growing up. There is an unusual, but beautifully spiritual idea behind this. It's a very valuable picture. It is a contribution to the cause of moving pictures. The mechanical work in the picture is very skilfully done. - The Moving Picture World, January 13, 1912


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