Jack Temple, a young man from the country, ventures to the big city and is nearly ruined.


Lem B. Parker


Malcolm Douglas


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Cast overview:
Harold Lockwood ... Jack Temple
Kathlyn Williams ... Drowning Victim Saved by Jack
Herbert Rawlinson ... Ned Willet - Jack's City Chum - a Dishonest Idler
Ormi Hawley ... Mrs. Temple - Jack's Mother
William Hutchison ... Edward Jones (as William Hutchinson)
Henry Otto ... George Adams (as Henry W. Otto)


Jack Temple starts from a small town to find a fortune in a big store in New York. He is steady and industrious, but yields to the superior cunning of the dishonest idler, who shoots dice and spends evenings in the billiard halls. Young Temple starts to send his mother part of his weekly earnings, but soon gives it up and when he loses his position stops writing altogether. He drifts down from bad to worse as an idler lost in a great city. His poor mother comes to the city, tortured with the agony of apprehension, and visits his employers. Fortunately, at this time young Temple daringly rescues a young woman from drowning, and becomes a hero overnight through the medium of the newspaper. He has learned his lesson and returns to his mother a credit and is later restored to the confidence of his employers. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama







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12 February 1913 (USA) See more »

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This one will be acceptable to all classes
27 July 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Very good photography is one of the fine points of this acceptable picture of an only son and his mother. The lad leaves the mother in the country, to make his way in the city, and falls into bad company. He has lost his job by playing crap when he should have been giving his employer's business the attention he was paid for. The old mother comes to the city to look him up, and in a few interesting closing scenes finds that he has just done a good deed and is ready to make a man of himself. Such pictures have a worthy, wholesome effect, and since the story is well told and clear, this one will be acceptable to all classes. Ormi Hawley plays the old mother and makes her a character that is human and real. Harold Lockwood, as the son, and Herbert Rawlinson, as the youth who leads him astray, are also worthy of mention. - The Moving Picture World, March 1, 1913

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