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The Power of a Smile (1910)

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How often have we contemplated on the very small events in life that have sometimes changed completely the course of our ways. Here we have a man, wicked, criminal, rough; he sits on a park... See full summary »

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How often have we contemplated on the very small events in life that have sometimes changed completely the course of our ways. Here we have a man, wicked, criminal, rough; he sits on a park bench and beside him is a young woman, reading. The story moves her to smile. It is a magnetic smile; he must smile, too. The situation changes, she frown; his face changes with hers through every expression as she reads, sweetly unconscious of his presence. Presently she finishes and departs. She has forgotten her purse. The crook picks it up, finds a key in it. All he needs is her address. He follows her, and plans the job. Later, when he enters the house, she returns and surprises him. But he's a quick thinker. Thus far he has only pocketed a photograph of her smiling face, so he gallantly returns her purse to her as an excuse for his visit. She takes a kindly interest in him, and soon proposes that he take a position at her husband's office. He gets a good job, and his pal, a recently liberated... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 April 1910 (USA)  »

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