Maria's Sacrifice (1914)

On the advent of their first baby, Maria, the pretty wife of Candido, an Italian workman, feels keenly the high cost of living, and thriftily accepts as a boarder, Beppo. an intimate friend... See full summary »

Director:

William Humphrey

Writer:

Arthur Chesney Train (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Humphrey
Eulalie Jensen
S. Rankin Drew ... (as Sidney Rankin Drew)
William V. Ranous
Carolyn Birch Carolyn Birch
Jane Novak
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On the advent of their first baby, Maria, the pretty wife of Candido, an Italian workman, feels keenly the high cost of living, and thriftily accepts as a boarder, Beppo. an intimate friend of Candido's. Becoming infatuated with Maria, Beppo tries to win her from her husband, but she scorns him. Gossipy neighbors arouse Candido's jealousy and his suspicions are confirmed when he returns one evening and finds Maria and Beppo in what his state of mind leads him to believe a compromising position. A fierce quarrel ensues and although his wife is perfectly innocent, Beppo is ordered from the house. Later, flushed with liquor, Beppo attempts to stab Candido, who sees him and, in defense, pulls out a revolver and shoots Beppo. Arrested and placed on trial, Candido's wife saves him by giving testimony compromising to her own character, proving that her husband shot Beppo in self-defense. The jury returns a verdict of not guilty. Brooding over his wife's testimony, Candido believes her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A rare treat in some respects
27 October 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This sociological study, taken from a story by Arthur V. Train, is a rare treat in some respects. It pictures something deeper than mere motion and change of scenes, and is acted with spirit by a clever cast. It portrays, very effectively, how an Italian woman accepts the imputation of shame in order to save her husband's life. The settings and characterizations are excellent. A good release. - The Moving Picture World, July 11, 1914


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