Trotty Veck, the licensed messenger, reconsiders his promise to allow the marriage of his daughter Meg to Richard, after being advised by Alderman Cute that it is a sin for the poor to wed.... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Blaché

Writer:

Charles Dickens (short story)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Terriss ... Trotty Veck
Faye Cusick Faye Cusick ... Meg
Alfred Hemming Alfred Hemming ... Alderman Cute
Clarence Harvey Clarence Harvey ... William Fern
Harry Hitchcock Harry Hitchcock ... Richard
Robert Vivian ... Sir Joseph Bowley
Milly Terriss Milly Terriss ... Fern's daughter
Vinnie Burns ... Lillian
William Terriss William Terriss ... Mr. Fish
Eliza Mason Eliza Mason ... Tugby
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Trotty Veck, the licensed messenger, reconsiders his promise to allow the marriage of his daughter Meg to Richard, after being advised by Alderman Cute that it is a sin for the poor to wed. After his day's labors, he meets William Fern with his infant daughter Lillian seeking shelter from the authorities, who have threatened to hang him. The kind-hearted little man takes them to his humble home for the night. Far after midnight, Trotty, seated by the fireside and soothed by the chimes, falls asleep and dreams. His dream first takes him to the belfry of the old church, where the spirit of the chimes chides him for having done something he should not, and endeavors to show that the consequences might be, by picturing the future. In this vision, Trotty sees his daughter Meg living in poverty and acting as mother to Fern's daughter Lil, now grown to girlhood, Fern, in prison for his demonstration against the rich, and Richard, a drunkard from disappointment. Sir Joseph Bowley visits the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Fantasy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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