The man leaves home in the country to seek his fortune in the city. He tells his mother he will work for her and come back rich. After kissing his mother and sweetheart goodbye, he tells ... See full summary »
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Edwin August
Ormi Hawley
Jane Gail
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The man leaves home in the country to seek his fortune in the city. He tells his mother he will work for her and come back rich. After kissing his mother and sweetheart goodbye, he tells the latter to look after his mother. In later years, he has gained success and fortune, but has forgotten his promises. He is leading a life of dissipation. The old mother sits at home dreaming of her boy and the sweetheart decides to write, telling him he is breaking his mother's heart by neglect. The man receives the letter in the midst of one of his gay parties, and destroys it. A scrub woman who cleans his office is discharged by the janitor because she caught him drinking. She goes to the man while he is in the midst of a fancy dress ball, and after some trouble the butler tells him a woman wants to see him. He leaves the woman he is dancing with, and goes to see the scrub woman. She tell him her troubles, and while he is handing her some money he sees her old work-worn hands, which remind him of... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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USA

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English

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5 October 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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There are many effective dissolving views
19 February 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Edwin August makes his debut with the Lubin company in this picture. Class will tell. It tells in this portrayal of the young man of the country who goes to the city and has his head so turned by the allurements of the metropolis that he forgets the crippled mother and the sweetheart hack home. Mr August brings to bear in the making of this film an experience on the stage and on the screen. He is supported by the Lubin management in elaborate settings and artistic camera work. There are many effective dissolving views. Again we see use made of the curtain, which enhances the impressiveness of the drama. August is supported by Miss Hawley. She does good work, as also does the woman who takes the part of the mother. - The Moving Picture World, October 19, 1912


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