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The Will (1912)

Les batailles de la vie - Épisode 3: Le testament (original title)
Grandmother Hall, aged fast falling in health, is greatly comforted by her only two grandchildren, daughters of her own daughter long since past before. She has made a will in which she ... See full summary »
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Charles Krauss
Henri Gouget
Maryse Dauvray
Raoul d'Auchy
Cordier
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Grandmother Hall, aged fast falling in health, is greatly comforted by her only two grandchildren, daughters of her own daughter long since past before. She has made a will in which she stipulates that Lawrence, her son, shall inherit her wealth providing he assumes the care of her grandchildren, and who are, of course, his nieces. She dies. Lawrence claims the estate and orders his nieces to get out and earn their own way. A second will is found, properly filed and recorded. It is read and they learn that it is a repudiation of the first will, should Lawrence fail to live up to the terms therein. Lawrence tries to break the will but fails and the estate is ordered delivered to the girls. The granddaughters kind-heartedly offer Lawrence a home with them. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 August 1912 (USA)  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with the documentary A Moslem Lady's Day (1912). See more »

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The subject of the story is the punishment of greed
27 January 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A picture by the French company dealing with peasant life. The old grandmother has made a will leaving everything to her son, a farmer, on condition that he care for two grandchildren. There is a letter that is not to be opened for a month. This the oldest granddaughter holds. The development of the situation, brought about by the uncle's greed, makes a good, interesting story. But the picture's chief interest centers in the grasping old uncle. This is partly because the role is taken by a good actor and the emotions that he pictures convince, and partly because his character is the pivotal center of the story. The subject of the story is the punishment of greed. It is a good, satisfying picture. The sets are well made, but the views of peasant life, out of doors, are not many. We commend it for all kinds of audiences. - The Moving Picture World, September 7, 1912


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