The hinge of the story is a crippled old lady, Mrs. Trill, who is an angel of the alley. The power of her mind cures a child's illness and finds a lost purse. The neighbors are impressed. ... See full summary »

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Lois Weber

Writer:

Lois Weber (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lois Weber ... Fannie
Phillips Smalley ... Ben
Ella Hall ... Crooked Trill
Rupert Julian ... Dailey - Earle's Partner
William H. Brown William H. Brown ... Earle - Dailey's Partner
Elsie Jane Wilson Elsie Jane Wilson ... Bird - a Girl of the Streets
Agnes Vernon Agnes Vernon ... Daisy - a Wayward Girl
Philip Rossen Philip Rossen ... Ben's Attorney
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The hinge of the story is a crippled old lady, Mrs. Trill, who is an angel of the alley. The power of her mind cures a child's illness and finds a lost purse. The neighbors are impressed. Among them Fannie. Later, Fannie's husband, Ben, enacted by Mr. Smalley, loses his job in the Bell Mills, has a tilt with one of the owners, draws a gun and is thrown out of the place, leaving the gun behind. This is pocketed by Daily, another owner. Ben's wife tries to instill faith into him, but the saloon seems to bring him more cheer. Daily, one of the owners, is blackmailed by a street girl, who has discovered his relations with Daisy, a wayward girl. Daily, his resources drained, tries to rob the office safe. He is discovered by his partner, who kills him with Ben's gun. Daily escapes undiscovered to his hotel. Ben, drunk, takes the wrong road home and is caught at the mills as the murder of Earle is discovered. Circumstantial evidence condemns him and he is sentenced to be hanged. Fannie ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1914 (USA) See more »

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Bison Motion Pictures See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Full of interesting complications
11 August 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A three-reel offering written by Lois Weber, with the author, Phillips Smalley, and Rupert Julian in the cast. This introduces a mental science healer, who also unravels a murder mystery by psychic means. The plot is full of interesting complications and put together in a clear, convincing manner. Parts of the story are like Jack London's "Valley of the Moon," this being indicated very neatly by bringing the book itself into play. This is a very strong production as a whole and holds the attention throughout. - The Moving Picture World, May 23, 1914


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