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A Child of the Ghetto (1910)

After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dorothy West ... Ruth
Kate Bruce ... Ruth's Mother
Dell Henderson ... The Proprietor
Charles West Charles West ... The Proprietor's Son
W. Chrystie Miller ... The Old Man
George Nichols ... Officer Quinn
Henry B. Walthall ... The Farmer
Clara T. Bracy Clara T. Bracy ... The Farm Woman
Francis J. Grandon Francis J. Grandon ... The Doctor
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... The Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William J. Butler William J. Butler ... In Second Shop
Charles Craig Charles Craig ... In Sweatshop
Gladys Egan ... Flower Girl
Ruth Hart Ruth Hart ... In Second Shop
Guy Hedlund ... In Sweatshop
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After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the crime. She flees the ghetto of New York's Lower East Side and hides in the country where a young farmer takes her in and they fall in love. Written by Anonymous

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slum | melodrama | See All (2) »

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1910 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дитя гетто See more »

Filming Locations:

Westerfield, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent
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The 35 Year Old D.W. Griffith
31 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

This urban film of 1910 is relatively unknown. It provides one solution to the social problems via narrative. This strikes me as a constructive piece of work because as John Galsworthy said: 'a writer should throw light upon a problem' in order to tackle it. Short films like this one should do the same.


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