William Thompson slips away to New York, leaving his wife and daughter to shift for themselves. He obtains a station and finally becomes head waiter in one of the gay restaurants of the ... See full summary »

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William Thompson slips away to New York, leaving his wife and daughter to shift for themselves. He obtains a station and finally becomes head waiter in one of the gay restaurants of the Great White Way. As years slip by his daughter becomes star-struck. Harry Valentine, the manager, notices her pretty face and tries to take her from town with him, although he has no position in the company to offer her. This she declines, but when he later writes her that he will marry her if she will come to New York and will also place her on the stage, she decides to leave her mother and accept the offer. Of course, Valentine has no intention of marrying her and when he meets her in New York he takes her for a little supper at the restaurant before the supposititious wedding ceremony and thus Thompson is brought face to face with his daughter. When Valentine writes to an actor friend and asks him to don a minister's garb and come over and perform a fake ceremony, Thompson steps out, confronts the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 February 1912 (USA)  »

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The picture is dramatic and intensely interesting
11 September 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A very good picture, because it is concise, well set and well acted; but chiefly because it is full of meaning and teaches (not so much as. a tract as a picture of life's possibilities) a wholesome lesson. In it Gertrude McCoy plays the part of a stage-struck young girl who falls in love with a strolling theatrical hero and follows him to New York to go on the stage, he holding out false hopes to her as a lure. He meets her at the Pcnn. Depot and takes her to a restaurant. From this point on, the picture is dramatic and intensely interesting. The waiter unknown to her is the girl's father and the situation is handled in a masterly way. This is the scenario's chief claim to distinction and it is no slight excellence. It is well photographed and intelligently acted. - The Moving Picture World, February 24 1912


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