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Two robbers are making a hasty retreat across the roofs of some houses, followed by the police. One is captured and the other, slipping down the fire-escape, enters the room. Here he finds a dead mother and little boy, and quickly seizing this chance, he clasps the baby in his arms, and when the officers come they find what they suppose to be a broken-hearted father and husband at the side of his dead wife. Deceived by appearances, they let him go, and he with the child goes west, where he strikes it rich in the gold fields and becomes a prosperous and respected citizen. Years later his old pal is released from prison and hearing of the whereabouts of his old friend, seeks him out and threatens to expose him to his daughter if he is not given hush money. Rather than this the reformed man would give away all he has, and is about to give his old comrade money when the curtains are thrust aside and his daughter enters, having overheard the entire conversation. Realizing her foster ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 April 1911 (USA)  »

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It has weak spots but they do not mar the picture
18 January 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Here is a picture, by the American Company, with its scenes laid in the mining country, and filled with interesting features. A thief, to escape arrest, assumes that a little child, whose mother has just died, is his own. His pal is arrested and sent to prison. Years afterward he and his foster daughter are at the mines, but he has no success. His dog (and this dog, a fine bull terrier, is a feature), while plunging in the creek for a stone, brings up gold. This is the best touch in the play. Later the pal turns up, and is sent away with money, but the girl overhears. She forgives, however, and even though her foster father loves her himself he gives her to another. It is a good story. It is well told. The acting is satisfactory, and most of the photography is good. It has weak spots, that is, weak for a Pathe, but they do not mar the picture. - The Moving Picture World, May 13, 1911


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