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The Baby and the Stork (1912)

Bobby is jealous of the new baby, so he takes it to the zoo and tries to return it to the stork.

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writer:

George Hennessy

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edna Foster ... Bobby
Charles Hill Mailes ... Bobby's Father
Claire McDowell ... Bobby's Mother
Kate Bruce ... The Nurse
William J. Butler William J. Butler ... The Doctor
Grace Henderson Grace Henderson ... The Maid
Edward Dillon ... The Workman
Dorothy Bernard ... The Workman's Wife
Edith Haldeman ... The Workman's Daughter
William Bechtel ... Assisting Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... On Street
J. Jiquel Lanoe J. Jiquel Lanoe ... On Street
Alfred Paget ... At Zoo
W.C. Robinson W.C. Robinson ... A Policeman
Charles West Charles West ... A Policeman (as Charles H. West)
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Storyline

Bobby's love for his mamma and papa is so great that he even fears they might die and be taken from him. On the other hand, he is his parents' only thought and care. However, some time later a new baby arrives at the home, and Bobby is told that the stork at the park brought it. It isn't long before he realizes that the baby is everything now, and he is "left out in the cold." This treatment fires the youngster with jealous rage, and remembering the story of the stork, takes up the baby from its crib, puts it in a basket and carries it out to the stork's cage in the park, exclaiming. "Here, Mr. Stork, take your old baby, we don't want it." Meantime, his parents are wild with anxiety over the disappearance of the baby, believing it to have been kidnapped. Their fears are relieved later by the appearance of the park officer with Bobby and the baby. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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kidnapping | melodrama | See All (2) »

Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Westfield, New Jersey, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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