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The Spirit of Christmas (1913)

The day before Christmas, little Nell and Bess, and brother Tom, in their squalid tenement room, give all their pennies to Anne, their eighteen-year-old sister, to buy Christmas presents ... See full summary »

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(story) (as Elaine Sterne)
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Marie Weirman ...
Ethel Corcoran ...
One of the Children
Florence Foley ...
One of the Children
Catherine Foley ...
One of the Children
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Jane
Tefft Johnson ...
Teddy Vandeveer
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The Mother
Ben Higgins ...
The Father
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The day before Christmas, little Nell and Bess, and brother Tom, in their squalid tenement room, give all their pennies to Anne, their eighteen-year-old sister, to buy Christmas presents for them. Anne looks at them with a sad little smile as she allows the few savings to trickle through her fingers onto the table. The father of the family, a middle-aged man, oat of employment, comes home and shares the meager supper. With Jane, her chum, Anne goes back to the department store in the evening to work. Anne carelessly leaves her small purse on the leather goods counter where she is employed and it is stolen. Mrs. Vandeveer, a wealthy customer, drops a bank bill unnoticed, which Anne later discovers and resolved to keep it to buy toys. She goes to the cloak room where, instead of placing it in the pocket of her own coat, she by mistake conceals it in the pocket of Jane's. Mrs. Vanderveer discovers her loss and notifies the floorwalker. That night at the store, Jane finds the money. Jane ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 December 1913 (USA)  »

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