Little Myrtle, the orphan girl of San Gabriel, stands at the window of her cabin contemplating the beautiful sun before her; the valley out between the hills bedecked by the hand of Flora, ...
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Little Myrtle, the orphan girl of San Gabriel, stands at the window of her cabin contemplating the beautiful sun before her; the valley out between the hills bedecked by the hand of Flora, iridescent in the morning light, a veritable Iris. Her pure soul goes out in love to the trees, the flowers and the sun, which is responded in the exhilaration of their perfume. Yet she is obsessed with an insatiable yearning. An orphan, she does not know paternal love; her pure, tender heart does not concur with those around her, for the village is made up of a people abjectly material. There is but one to whom she can evince her generous, affectionate nature, the wife of the innkeeper, who is ill. Each morning she gathers flowers and brings them to her. On this morning we see her flower-laden, making her way to the inn. On the road she meets a Mexican stranger, Estrada. Their hands touch while he assists her in recovering some of the flowers she has dropped. She experiences a thrill, such as she ... Written by
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A pretty story, containing much of suggestion and much of real life. Probably many have had dreams, have longed for something they couldn't explain, something that would take them out of this life and into some other, or so change this life that it would be like another. It isn't always possible to explain these longings, common to all mankind. The Biograph Company has expressed them strongly in this picture, pointing out in an unusually graphic manner the human tendency in the young orphan girl's heart. Next follows the love story, beautiful and romantic, and the interposition of the picturesque Western touch. The villain is satisfactorily foiled, however, and the lonely girl strolls away with her new husband, the previous unexplained longings satisfied. The scenery, representing the San Gabriel valley, is beautiful, while acting and photography are both of a high standard. A very satisfactory number, which shows that the Biograph Company have got down to business in their new sphere. - The Moving Picture World, March 19, 1910
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