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The Mothering Heart (1913)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 21 June 1913 (USA)
A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with ... See full summary »

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... Joe - the Young Husband
... The Young Wife
Kate Bruce ... Young Wife's Mother
Viola Barry ... The 'Idle Woman' / Outside Club
Charles West ... The 'New Light' / Among Waiters
Adolph Lestina ... The Doctor / Club Patron
Jennie Lee ... The Wash Customer
... Male Apache Dancer
Gertrude Bambrick ... Female Apache Dancer
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A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with another woman. His wife leaves him, returning to her mother's home where she bears a child. When the husband is abandoned by his concubine, remorse drives him to find his wife... Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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A gondoskodó szív  »

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Lillian Gish Raises Up a Formula Plot
2 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I found this quite fascinating (although there are some scenes that are really pretty goofy). Lillian plays a woman who is wooed by a handsome young man. Her mother warns her about him, but they eventually marry. Life is hard at first, but they manage. Soon he has some money and begins to be ashamed of her looks and her clothes. He takes her to this really weird nightclub. There is all kinds of strange dancing and music and it really looks idiotic. Anyway, she is really uncomfortable. She refuses to have even a sip of a cocktail he buys for her. She is a bit of s stick in the mud. Soon he makes google eyes at a pretty young woman with a big hat. Soon, they are sneaking out together while the wife, who is now pregnant, stays at home. Eventually, she puts two and two together and takes off to stay with her mother. She has her child there. He husband soon bores his mistress and she takes off with a rich guy who interests her more. The story has a tragic ending. Lillian Gish is one of the greatest actresses of all time.


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