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The Dawn of a Tomorrow (1915)

A young girl who lives in the slums of London, is in love with a cunning thief. She persuades him to give up his life of crime. Meanwhile, an eccentric millionaire, who has been diagnosed ... See full summary »

Director:

James Kirkwood

Writers:

Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel), Eve Unsell (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Mary Pickford ... Glad
David Powell ... Dandy
Forrest Robinson Forrest Robinson ... Sir Oliver Holt
Robert Cain Robert Cain ... Holt's nephew
Margaret Seddon Margaret Seddon ... Polly
Blanche Craig Blanche Craig ... Bet
Ogden Childe Ogden Childe
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A young girl who lives in the slums of London, is in love with a cunning thief. She persuades him to give up his life of crime. Meanwhile, an eccentric millionaire, who has been diagnosed with an incurable dementia, becomes so despondent, he decides to commit suicide. He disguises himself as a vagrant, and wanders into the slums. As he tries to find the courage to kill himself, he is encountered by the young girl. She rationalizes him out of the cowardly act. Her genuine sweetness and strong faith, effects him to such an extent, he begins to believe a recovery is possible. Now the girl's sweetheart has been falsely accused of murder, and only the millionaire's licentious nephew can give him an alibi. The girl pleads with the nephew, to help prove her sweetheart's innocence. He refuses and tries to take advantage of the young girl. The millionaire arrives in time, and shames his nephew to testify right. The millionaire now pledges himself to a life of service and charity, and the girl ... Written by Pamela Short

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1915 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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