His Daughter's Voice (1908)

A girl dies saving her blind father's life and her spirit emerges from a gramophone horn.

Director:

Walter R. Booth

Star:

Alma Taylor

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Credited cast:
Alma Taylor
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Led up and down the thoroughfares, an old and feeble blind man plays a violin and the escort, his little daughter, sings to the sweet strains emanating from his instrument. Now and then a pedestrian, moved to compassion, gives alms, which is thankfully received. A prosperous looking gentleman accosts the girl and requests her to visit his establishment for the purpose of making a talking machine record. The request is granted, and soon father and daughter are on the way to the appointed place. The record is perfected, the two unfortunates are liberally rewarded, and continue their vocation. Soon after we see them playing near a saloon, from which an inebriate has just been evicted. As the girl passes along with outstretched hand, she is struck over the head with a bottle by the infuriated drunkard and falls to the ground in a heap. Someone gathers her up and carries her away, while others chase the guilty scoundrel, leaving the old man to grope his way until a sympathetic little lad ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1908 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Synchronised with a recording of the song 'Daddy'. See more »

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