Hugo, a poor artist, adopts his motherless child model who has been deserted by her father. He paints a picture of little Lycia, which he calls "The Beggar Child." The canvas brings him ... See full summary »

Writer:

(as Mrs. Perry Banks)

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Hugo, an Artist (as Ed Coxen)
...
Marco, a Peasant
...
Lycia, a Child Model
George Field ...
Count Roberto
...
Rosa, Roberto's Servant
King Clark ...
Dan Street, an Art Student
Edith Borella
Edit

Storyline

Hugo, a poor artist, adopts his motherless child model who has been deserted by her father. He paints a picture of little Lycia, which he calls "The Beggar Child." The canvas brings him fame and wealth. Eighteen years later, Lycia, as the daughter of the famous artist, is courted by Count Roberto, whose attentions she accepts until the appearance of Dan Street, a young art student, who saves her from drowning. Rosa, a peasant girl, whom the Count has betrayed, tells Lycia her story, and the Count is dismissed. Determined to win Lycia at any cost, he plots with the butler in Hugo's employ to kidnap the girl. Meanwhile, Rosa's brother, seeking to avenge his sister, has entered the Count's service. He discovers the conspiracy and substitutes Rosa for Lycia on the occasion of the secret marriage which the Count thinks he is forcing upon the artist's adopted daughter. Later, Marco, the butler, discovers that Lycia is his own child. He proves this to Hugo. But Lycia, still believing herself... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 November 1914 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss The Beggar Child (1914) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?