A rich young man wants to marry a poor girl, against his mother's wishes.

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E.H. Calvert
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Francis X. Bushman ... Frank Dixon
Ruth Stonehouse ... Ruth Thomas
Lillian Drew ... Alice (as Mrs. E.H. Calvert)
Helen Dunbar ... Frank's Mother
Clara Smith Clara Smith ... Ruth's Mother
Eleanor Kahn Eleanor Kahn ... Elsie
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A bright man, a splendid son, was in love with a simple deserving girl. His mother lorded it over him and all since he could remember, but that was her privilege, even more, it was her duty. However, he was surprised when she blighted his one right. She offered serious objection to the little lass and strongly favored another girl, and went so far as to make the little girl feel she was not wanted. Hearts began to ache. He proposed. She asked for time until tomorrow. But mother was so determined on winning her point that even the air was unpleasant to breathe. So he wrote to the little girl. In the note he told of his suffering and of the peace his heart craved. He requested an immediate answer by return note. She answered it, writing that she would be waiting with her answer at the gate at eight. His mother suspected, intercepted the note, hid it in the pocket of her house gown. Eight o'clock came and went, but he did not come; in disappointment she suffered. An answer to his note ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very touching
25 May 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel number featuring Francis X. Bushman and Ruth Stonehouse. The ambitious mother intercepts the note from the girl her son loves. An estrangement results and she tries to make a match between her son and another girl. The scenes in the Salvation Army headquarters, when the first girl finds her undelivered note in an old dress, are very touching. The photography is smooth and pleasing, but a little dark at times. A good story of an interrupted love affair, with a happy ending. - The Moving Picture World, March 7, 1914


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