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Officer John Donovan (1914)

Kind and good natured, policeman John Donovan is a great favorite. He has one son, Ted, a boy of about seventeen, of whom he is very fond. Ted is a wild sort of fellow. In a quarrel over ... See full summary »

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... Officer John Donovan
... Daisy
Leo Delaney ... Ted Donovan, John's Son
... Mrs. Mivens
... Police Inspector
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Kind and good natured, policeman John Donovan is a great favorite. He has one son, Ted, a boy of about seventeen, of whom he is very fond. Ted is a wild sort of fellow. In a quarrel over some cards one night, he imagines he has killed one of the players. He skips town, leaving a note, saying he will not come back until he has made good. Lawton, a gambler, deserts Marion Gray, a young country girl. They have one child, a little baby. Marion secures permission to come home. She goes, first leaving her child on a doorstep, afraid to let her father see it. The baby is found by Officer Donovan, who takes it to the Sisters of Mercy, where it is kindly cared for. Donovan becomes attached to it and goes often to see it. The years go by and the child grows into a beautiful young girl. Donovan takes Daisy from the Sisterhood and gives her a home with him. As Donovan is getting old, Rigland, a political boss, who wishes to get some of his friends onto the force, has Donovan put on the pension ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 January 1914 (USA)  »

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This is a straight-away crook story
2 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

This is an absorbing two-reel number, featuring Van Dyke Brook as a policeman, who subsequently becomes a detective. Leo Delaney appears as the wayward son and Kate Price and Norma Talmadge are in the cast. This is a straight-away crook story, with good views of the gang's headquarters. The raid in the second reel is exciting and the substitution of the detective for Mike Ellis was done very convincingly. Realistic crook drama. - The Moving Picture World, January 24, 1914


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