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The Unwelcome Guest (1913)

Just before she dies, an elderly married woman stashes the horde of money she's secretly accumulated beneath the false bottom of an old shipping trunk. After her death, her husband, ... See full summary »

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Jessie - the Slavey
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The Old Father
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The Old Wife
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Just before she dies, an elderly married woman stashes the horde of money she's secretly accumulated beneath the false bottom of an old shipping trunk. After her death, her husband, believing himself penniless, has to leave their old home and move in with his son's family, where he's treated with no respect or consideration. Also on the scene is a newly-hired kindly young housekeeper (Mary Pickford); she and the old gentleman become close friends and eventually run away together (taking the old shipping trunk with them). Written by Peter W. Many, Jr. (PMSusana)

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15 March 1913 (USA)  »

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Mary Pickford's final film for Biograph. See more »

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Drawn with assurance and imagination
19 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

It is the characterization and the good acting that gives this picture a high place among the offerings of today. The "unwelcome guest" is the father who is poor and too old to look out for himself, so is brought to the son's home to work with the slavey and is half starved. These two characters (taken by W. Christie Miller and "Little Mary'') are the center of the picture's interest and, especially the former, are drawn with assurance and imagination. It is an offering with a good deal of punch and held the audience's attention strongly. The photography is of excellent quality. - The Moving Picture World, March 29, 1913


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