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An Unwilling Separation (1913)

Abner Brown, a veteran of the G.A.R., and his wife, Sarah, have never missed going on Decoration Day to the grave of their son who was killed in the war. Abner's legs become paralyzed as ... See full summary »

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(as George A. Lessey)

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(scenario) (as Lillian E. Sweetser)
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Abner Brown - A Veteran
Mrs. William Bechtel ...
Brown's Wife
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The Doctor
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Thomas Brown - Abner's Son
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Thomas' Wife
Edna Flugrath ...
Molly - Abner's Daughter
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Molly's Husband
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Abner Brown, a veteran of the G.A.R., and his wife, Sarah, have never missed going on Decoration Day to the grave of their son who was killed in the war. Abner's legs become paralyzed as the result of a fall and as the old folks are unable to do their work. Their married daughter and son take them to the city, the father living with the son, the mother with the daughter. This is their .first separation and It nearly breaks their hearts. On Decoration Day Mrs. Brown calls upon her husband and wheels him to the graveyard, where he again meets his old chums. The children, having missed their parents, go to the cemetery, where they find the old folks and realize their mistake in separating them. The old couple are brought back to their home, a man is hired to do the work, and Abaer begins to recover the use of his legs. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Edison Company production number 7329. See more »

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The Decoration Day sentiment is dragged in
15 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A Decoration Day story that is not effective, because we are kept from believing in it by the palpable improbabilities in it, plain to all. There are too many things that deny the possibility of the situations arising under just these circumstances, such things as the wealth of both the children, as the fact that the old woman could walk, while the automobiles owned by both children couldn't carry the father and mother together. Then it is plain that the Decoration Day sentiment is dragged in; it didn't convince in itself nor did it belong inherently with the story. The acting is not impressive even at its best and there is no art in the photography. - The Moving Picture World, June 14, 1913


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