Adrift in a Great City (1914)

A working man in a large city saved his money and was finally enabled to send to his wife and daughter in Europe passage money to his new home. He arranged to meet them at the pier, but on ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Lonergan (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Florence La Badie ... The Blind Girl
Sidney Bracey ... Pat Moran - The Blind Girl's Prosperous Father
Arthur Bauer Arthur Bauer ... The Doctor
Lila Chester ... The Nurse
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A working man in a large city saved his money and was finally enabled to send to his wife and daughter in Europe passage money to his new home. He arranged to meet them at the pier, but on his way there he was injured in an accident and taken unconscious and unidentified to a hospital. The two women arrived in America, to find themselves homeless and friendless. The daughter finally secured a position in a sweatshop, but her eyesight failed her rapidly, and she was soon thrown out of that position, blind and helpless. In her happier days she had been an amateur musician and now the violin, once a source of amusement, became the only reliance of these two women, for the daughter played the violin and the mother begged in the streets. In the meantime, the father had been convalescing in the hospital, and messengers he sent to seek his loved ones returned to report that no trace of the women could be found. One pleasant afternoon the convalescent was weakly reclining in a chair on the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1914 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Rochelle, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There is not enough plot
2 April 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This film presents a section of real life, beginning with an accident that was well pictured. It is not, however, a strong offering, as there is not enough plot and the photography is cloudy in places. - The Moving Picture World, January 24, 1914


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