The picture opens with a view of the sewing room in the Wetherill home. Ardath Wetherill is working, and her younger sister, Leonora, is chiefly engaged in conversation. William Howard ... See full summary »

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Maurice Tourneur
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Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Wetherell
Mr. Baker Mr. Baker ... William
Belle Adair ... Sadie
Mr. Desforges Mr. Desforges ... Walter
Jane Corcoran ... Bess
Lillian Cook Lillian Cook ... Lenore
Priscilla Dean ... Ardath
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The picture opens with a view of the sewing room in the Wetherill home. Ardath Wetherill is working, and her younger sister, Leonora, is chiefly engaged in conversation. William Howard Wetherill, eldest son, has married a stage person who is squeezing from him every dollar that may be exacted. Walter Thompson Wetherill, the next brother, has, without the knowledge of anyone concerned, become engaged to Elizabeth Terhune, sister of the wife who led the elder brother from the dear old home. The family has a small estate, jointly handled by Mother Wetherill and John Rufus Chase, an elderly lawyer, who has an apparent affection for the mother. James Bingham Wetherill and John Walton Wetherill, twins of typical small boy nature, make up the family. Harry Lake, a young man of high type, loves Ardath. Ardath tries to turn him over to her younger sister, not that she loves Lake any less, but that she loves the sister more. There is a humorous tangle over which girl Lake is to marry. He has ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maman See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Has been handled effectively
18 February 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A three-part special from the play of same name by Jules Eckert Goodman and featuring Emma Dunn in the titular role, a part she made famous on the stage and fills with distinction in the picture. The story is of a family, once rich and burdened with expensive habits, that has, on the death of the father, become poor. The central interest is the strenuous fight the mother makes before her family truly realizes its position and gets down to common-sense's hard pan. The mother wins. It is a big theme and has been handled effectively and makes a good offering. Many of the characters give good support to the leading woman, but not all. The old cook, the adventuresses with whom the older boys become infatuated, the elderly lawyer and the sisters and twins are distinct assets and are nearly the whole cast. The older son is a good actor, but this is not a perfect role for him. Many of the lesser figures are also good. - The Moving Picture World, September 26, 1914


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