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The Marble Heart (1913)

Outside the door of the home of a sculptor and his mother, fell a poor, friendless young girl. They took the girl in and cared for her, and as time went on the mother began to regard her as... See full summary »

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Marco, the Woman with the Marble Heart
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Burton Law
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Outside the door of the home of a sculptor and his mother, fell a poor, friendless young girl. They took the girl in and cared for her, and as time went on the mother began to regard her as her daughter. The son regarded the affectionate advances of the girl with only brotherly love. But there came a time when the misgivings of the son changed, for he began to pay scant attentions to a young beauty he met at a reception and who was characterized as a woman with a heart "cold as marble." This piqued the beauty, who was accustomed to abject adulation. She determined to bring him to her feet and in this she succeeded. She offered to pose for him, and, spurred on by such a splendid model and her praises, he produced a figure which was acclaimed by all the critics as a masterpiece. With fame thus attained he neglected his home and spent all his time wooing the beauty, who was cold and impassive as the statue. The sculptor was warned by an editor friend that the beauty did not care for him ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 May 1913 (USA)  »

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It has, altogether, considerable appeal
4 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This two-reel offering tells a story of a sculptor who loved the woman who posed for his masterpiece. The opening part is given a modem setting, with James Cruze as the sculptor, Raphael. Flo La Badie appearing as a homeless girl he has befriended, loves him devotedly, but he cares only for the model, played by Marguerite Snow. He has a dream, in which he sees himself and all the other characters in a previous incarnation, the scenes being laid in Rome. Through this dream he finally understands that his model has a marble heart. This so affects him that he smashes his statue of her and dies brokenhearted. This is well played, the costumes are attractive and it has, altogether, considerable appeal. - The Moving Picture World, May 24, 1913


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