The Making of a Man (1911) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • A young woman becomes infatuated with the leading man of a traveling theatrical troupe. She sneaks away to join him in the next town, but her father forces her to return home...

  • A barnstorming company is playing at the village theater and a young girl becomes fascinated by the leading man. There is a dance given during the stay of the company in the town, and the girl meets the actor, who attends. His the old story, her infatuation grows into love. Her father, who has a terrible aversion for actors, becomes almost despotic when he finds that his daughter is smitten with the actor, and his unreasonable discipline causes her to leave home to follow him. The actor realizes that he honestly loves the little girl, and so he marries her at once. Her father, however, forces her back home as she is under age. The actor determines to make himself worthy of her, and his ambitious efforts meet with success. He returns to claim his wife, but is told she is dead, for she was considered dead by her family when she finally left home in search of him. Fate, however, brings them together in a most unlooked-for manner.


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