Paolo, a skilled mechanic in a modler's factory in Italy, defends his friend Brocco, when the latter is discharged and incurs the foreman's enmity. The treacherous Brocco steals an empty ... See full summary »

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Robert G. Vignola
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Cast overview:
Robert G. Vignola ... Paola (as Robert Vignola)
Alice Hollister ... Josina - Paola's Wife
James B. Ross ... Brocco - Paola's Friend (as James Rose)
Doris Hollister ... Paola's Daughter
George Hollister Jr. ... Paola's Son (as George Hollister)
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Paolo, a skilled mechanic in a modler's factory in Italy, defends his friend Brocco, when the latter is discharged and incurs the foreman's enmity. The treacherous Brocco steals an empty six-pound shell, which Paolo treasures as a relic of the war, and makes a bomb, with which he wrecks the modler's factory. A piece of the bomb which bears Paola's name is found and on this evidence the innocent man is sent to prison for five years. When Paolo is liberated he has a lodged hatred for the law and takes his two children to America, where he secures work as a stevedore and establishes a comfortable home. Federal authorities are advised that opium is being smuggled into the section where Paolo resides, and through peculiar circumstances, the Italian becomes the unwitting tool of the crooks. Anxious to accommodate the clever rascals who have cunningly won the friendship of his children, Paolo innocently meets one of the smuggler's accomplices and carries a package of the contraband goods to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

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Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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We have seen no other picture that was like it
4 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A patriotic picture in very truth. It's a pleasure to commend it, not only because it's a better offering than most, but because it has a sincerer kind of patriotism than usual with so-called patriotic pictures. We have seen no other picture that was like it, and if the audience doesn't applaud at the end, it will be because it is a very cold kind of audience. The story is simple, but it contrasts the quality of justice in a republic with that in a kingdom and ends with a couple of scenes shewing the alien convinced of the value of this country's ideals, raising the flag and repeating the oath of allegiance such as is taught in schools. This is flashed on the screen. It makes a bully kind of end. The alien is played by R. Vignola, his wife by Alice Hollister, their children, by Doris and George Hollister. James Rose plays the friend. - The Moving Picture World, May 24, 1913


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