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The Blue Rose (1913)

After toiling for a lifetime to perfect a species of Blue Rose. Matthew Keith, a poor, aged florist, at last achieves his species and looks forward with joyous anticipation to displaying it... See full summary »

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Herman Van Veldt
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Agnes Keith - Matthew's Daughter
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After toiling for a lifetime to perfect a species of Blue Rose. Matthew Keith, a poor, aged florist, at last achieves his species and looks forward with joyous anticipation to displaying it at the big annual Spring Flower Show. Herman Von Veldt, a rich rival florist, hears of the wonderful flower and exclaimed that he would give a thousand dollars to get possession of it. His son, Carl, overhears the exclamation and offers to secure the Blue Rose. Carl is fond of high life and needs money to pay debts. Disguised as an old photographer, Carl goes to Keith's green-house. He meets Agnes, the florist's attractive daughter, who, with pride, shows him the beautiful flower. She is called away for an instant, and Carl cuts off a shoot of the rosebush and sprays the rose with a blighting acid. Von Veldt is delighted. The shrewd florist takes the catting into one of his green-houses, where he plants it and gives stern instructions regarding its cultivation. Old Keith is horror-stricken. His ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 November 1913 (USA)  »

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