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Falling Leaves (1912)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 15 March 1912 (USA)
Trixie Thompson concludes that the only way she could save her sister from dying of the "white plague" is by preventing the autumn leaves from falling. Little Trixie knows all this because ... See full summary »

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Alice Guy (uncredited)
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Cast overview:
Mace Greenleaf ... Dr. Earl Headley - a Lung Specialist
Blanche Cornwall ... Mrs. Griswold Thompson - the Mother
Marian Swayne ... Winifred Thompson
Magda Foy ... Little Trixie Thompson (as The Solax Kid)
Darwin Karr ... Mr. Griswold Thompson
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Trixie Thompson concludes that the only way she could save her sister from dying of the "white plague" is by preventing the autumn leaves from falling. Little Trixie knows all this because she had heard her elders say that those troubled with weak lungs usually begin to suffer and probably die when the leaves begin to fall. Winifred, Trixie's older sister, is on the verge of contracting tuberculosis. Tlie little girl loves her sister too much to let her die, so one night she steals into the garden in her "nightie" and fastens the fallen leaves with twine and hangs them up on the trees. Trixie keeps a rigid vigil for months and all the leaves that fall in the garden are replaced on the trees. While Trixie busied herself with this metaphorical occupation, Dr. Earl Headley. a young lung specialist, discovers a serum which cures consumption. He is called in by the Thompsons and Winifred is soon brought back to health. The doctor not only restores her lungs but takes her heart. Little ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les feuilles chéant See more »

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Production Co:

Solax Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Solax production #136. See more »

Quotes

Thompson's Maid: WHERE IS LITTLE TRIXIE?
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It's Alright
12 July 2019 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Not a bad story. It's about a young woman dying and the little sister overhears the doctor telling their mother that she will pass on when the last leaf falls. The little sister then ties the leaves to the tree to save her sister but the doctor comes back with the cure.

7.5/10


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