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A Child of the Ghetto (1910)

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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 ... 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 W. Chrystie Miller ... The Old Man
George Nichols ... Officer Quinn
Henry B. Walthall ... The Farmer
Clara T. Bracy Clara T. Bracy ... The Farm Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William J. Butler William J. Butler ... In Second Shop
Charles Craig Charles Craig ... In Sweatshop
Gladys Egan ... Flower Girl
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... Policeman
Francis J. Grandon Francis J. Grandon ... Doctor
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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Griffith 1910
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Child of the Ghetto, A (1910)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith film where he once again attacks the rich. After her mother's death, a young woman goes to the ghetto of New York City to find a job. She's given a job sewing but her boss then accuses her of stealing his wallet even though it was his own son who did it. The girl runs off into the country where she's taken in by a nice farmer and her son. Griffith really did love attacking the rich for their abuse of the poor and this film here shows that. Griffith made various films like this but the added benefit here is the performance of Dorothy West as the young girl. She's got the perfect sad face to really add a lot of depth to her character. Henry B. Walthall plays the farmer's son.


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