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The Romance of a Poor Girl (1909)

Le roman d'une jeune fille pauvre (original title)
This little drama illustrates the trials of a poor domestic servant, who has a sailor lad deeply in love with her. When the youth bids his sweetheart good-bye, promising her that he will ... See full summary »

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Henri Desfontaines
Jacques Varennes
Gabrielle Rosny
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This little drama illustrates the trials of a poor domestic servant, who has a sailor lad deeply in love with her. When the youth bids his sweetheart good-bye, promising her that he will return soon to make her his happy bride, the young woman, who is employed in the office of a doctor, goes about her duties with a light heart and happy air. Her employer, attracted by her beauty, one day attempts to make love to her, and when the indignant girl resents his unwelcome attentions, the latter discharges her on the spot. Taking her few belongings, the brave girl secures employment in another household, but her time spent here is of short duration, for she has a similar unpleasant experience. The son of the lady whom she is working for makes advances to her, whereupon the infuriated girl immediately leaves the place. Going then to an employment bureau to secure another position, she takes a seat in the waiting room, and while there a man, who is attracted by her unusual beauty, forces his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 October 1909 (USA)  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with Blessington's Bonny Babies (1909). See more »

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