A Sister's Love (1912)

At the death of their mother the elder sister makes a sacred promise to take care of the younger, and by so doing she sacrifices the love of her sweetheart, who refuses to assume the ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Wilfred Lucas
Dorothy Bernard Dorothy Bernard
Blanche Sweet
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At the death of their mother the elder sister makes a sacred promise to take care of the younger, and by so doing she sacrifices the love of her sweetheart, who refuses to assume the responsibility of the extra care, as he feels it is an injustice. This separation almost breaks two hearts for they love each other devotedly. The elder sister, true to her trust, toils incessantly to provide money for her sister's education, even sending her away to the city to study music. Here a young millionaire patron of music falls desperately in love with her and marries her. Her success is so great that she quite forgets the tremendous sacrifice her sister has made for her, and it is only when she learns that her sister is at the point of death that she is awakened to her sense of duty. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En Søsters Kærlighed See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Biograph Company seems to be experimenting in scene relationship
11 September 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An interesting picture of a sister's devotion to a younger sister. The man she loved wanted her to marry him, but she refused because her sister needed her care. It was hard to show in a moving picture all the complicated reasons why she had to refuse this man's offer. In matters like this the short story has as much advantage over the moving picture as the moving picture has the advantage when showing action and dramatic situations. The Biograph Company seems to be experimenting in scene relationship. The scenes as arranged in this picture carry it forward very speedily, perhaps a little too quickly for the mind, which has to keep up with it. It is a good picture, not so original as some recent Biographs, but substantial and with plenty of fresh interest. It is a picture to help give a bill dignity. - The Moving Picture World, February 24 1912


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