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The Heart of Mrs. Robins (1913)

A rather selfish and frivolous widow, Mrs. Robins goes away to spend the summer with a gay party of tourists, leaving her little son, Bobby, in the care of a nurse. One day, while out for a... See full summary »

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... Mrs. Robins
Leo Delaney ... Dick Bronson, a Chemist
Addison Sargent Lathrop ... Bobby Robins - the Little Boy
Mrs. B.F. Clinton ... Bobby's Nurse
Hazel Neason ... Secondary Role
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A rather selfish and frivolous widow, Mrs. Robins goes away to spend the summer with a gay party of tourists, leaving her little son, Bobby, in the care of a nurse. One day, while out for a walk, Bobby becomes acquainted with Dick Bronson, a scientist, who gets locked in his room and is helped out by Bobby, who climbs over the transom of the door and gets the key for him. After this Bobby meets Dick several times and a strong friendship is formed between them. In one of his letters to his mother, Bobby tells about Dick and gets him to add a postscript, which he does saying that he is hoping soon to meet the mother of his little companion. Mrs. Robins is amused when she gets the letter, but at the same time angry at Dick's remark, which seems somehow to imply that she should be at home with her boy. By the advice of George French, her latest suitor, she writes to the nurse, saying that she must not allow Bobby to meet Mr. Bronson again and to Bronson asking him not to see the boy. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 June 1913 (USA)  »

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Convincingly acted rather than convincingly written
17 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A well-acted picture, produced by Van Dyke Brooke and in which it is plain that the finer things have been felt and provided for. Vitagraph seems fond of the picture where a child is sick for love and is being neglected by its parents. In this case, it's the mother, Mrs. Robbins, a widow, charmingly played by Leah Baird. The kiddie makes the acquaintance of Leo Delaney, a chemist, and writes a note, in childish hand and orthography, telling his absent mother that he has found a "new daddy,'' to which Leo adds a line of his own. This provokes the mother at first; but, of course, the ending can be foreseen. The story is convincingly acted rather than convincingly written. It has charming scenes. Marie Jackets is the writer. The child, "Bobby." is well played by Addison Sargent Lathrop, a five-year-old. - The Moving Picture World, June 21, 1913


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