The story relates to two poor children whose father is out of work and whose mother is sick. They live in a squalid tenement in Poverty Row. The doctor sent by a local charitable ... See full summary »
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The story relates to two poor children whose father is out of work and whose mother is sick. They live in a squalid tenement in Poverty Row. The doctor sent by a local charitable organization prescribes medicine for the wife, but they have no money to purchase it. The father has but a nickel left. The children, 8 and 3 years of age, are out gathering wood from around the builders' yards. On their way home their thoughts center on Christmas at the sight of the toys that are tastefully displayed in a window of a store. They realize that the following day is Christmas Day. On returning to the two-room tenement that is their wretched home they go into their bedroom while the doctor is with their mother. The elder writes a letter addressed to "Mr. Santa Claus, Heaven," in which he asks him to remember them. The doctor departing, they go to their parents, and the father finds that all that is left in the house is a dry crust of bread. He gives them his last coin and sends them out with a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 December 1910 (USA)  »

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Un rayon de soleil à Poverty Row  »

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Released as a split reel along with Grand Central Power House Explosion (1910). See more »

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