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Wamba, a Child of the Jungle (1913)

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Wamba, a half-breed woman, and her Portuguese husband, Pete, live near a jungle in British East Africa. One day Wamba's child falls sick and she asks her inebriated husband to get Dr. Rice,... See full summary »

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Tom Santschi ...
Portuguese Pete
Bessie Eyton ...
Wamba
Frank Clark ...
Dr. Rice
Eugenie Besserer ...
Mrs. Rice
Baby Lillian Wade ...
Wamba's Child
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Wamba, a half-breed woman, and her Portuguese husband, Pete, live near a jungle in British East Africa. One day Wamba's child falls sick and she asks her inebriated husband to get Dr. Rice, the surgeon at the British Trading Post, some miles distant. Pete turns a deaf ear to his wife's pleadings and finally when he is in a drunken stupor the sympathetic mother love of Wamba asserts itself and she deserts him. She reaches the doctor's home where she is kindly received, and after hearing of the brutality inflicted upon her by her husband. Dr. and Mrs. Rice decide to protect her by retaining her in their household. The doctor is unable to save Wamba's child and it passes away. Pete, in the meantime, discovers that his wife and child have disappeared and tracks them through the jungle to the doctor's home. He attempts to drag Wamba away, but the doctor intercedes, thus incurring the everlasting enmity of the treacherous drunkard. Pete leaves the house, vowing vengeance, but lingers in its... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 May 1913 (USA)  »

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