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The House of Pretense (1913)

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Mr. and Mrs. Deacon live together in a beautiful mansion. No childish voice is ever heard in the big empty halls. In his office, Deacon makes a pal of his scrubwoman's little boy and they ... See full summary »

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Deacon - the Husband
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Mrs. Beatrice Deacon
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Little Anna
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Mr. and Mrs. Deacon live together in a beautiful mansion. No childish voice is ever heard in the big empty halls. In his office, Deacon makes a pal of his scrubwoman's little boy and they have a great game together. Beatrice, oppressed by the loneliness of her home, visits an orphan asylum daily where she has fallen in love with little Anna, whom she would love to adopt, but dare not for fear her husband would object. The little boy's mother dies and the child comes to his friend Deacon, who assures the little fellow that "you'll be my boy now." The same day Beatrice brings home Anna. Deacon slips in with Dick and fixes him up so as to make a more favorable impression in Beatrice' eyes. His wife, fussing over Anna, hears a knock. As he enters be sees the child close in her arms and slowly they understand each other. He brings forth Dick and they clasp hands, and into their hearts comes a real feeling for each other for the first time in many days. Later a happy wife and a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 June 1913 (USA)  »

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