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Life of a Bootblack; or, The Street Urchin (1907)

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"Life of a Bootblack," as the name signified, depicts the type of a street urchin, who is blackening boots to keep his poor mother and drunken stepfather in the necessities of life. Our ... See full summary »

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"Life of a Bootblack," as the name signified, depicts the type of a street urchin, who is blackening boots to keep his poor mother and drunken stepfather in the necessities of life. Our story opens with our little hero running away from home, not being able to stand the unwarranted abuse given him by his stepfather. We then follow him through his career, picturizing all the happenings that generally constitute the life of one from this walk of life. There is so much good stuff in this picture that it is useless to try to describe it on paper. Suffice it to say that it is beautiful in its simplicity, full of heart interest in its story, dramatic in its construction and very laughable in its comedy scenes, and above all it will prove very influential in its moral, which is based on "Honesty Well Rewarded." Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 September 1907 (USA)  »

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The Street Urchin  »

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