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The Higher Duty (1913)

Marie Dearborn, a nurse, is called into the house of a fashionable schoolmate to nurse her two-year-old baby. Marie is overwhelmed by her friend's home, her husband and baby. The baby is ... See full summary »

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... Mrs. Hall
... Mr. Hall
... Nurse Mary Dearborn
Jack McCloskey ... Baby Hall
Mary Smith ... Mrs. Dearborn
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Marie Dearborn, a nurse, is called into the house of a fashionable schoolmate to nurse her two-year-old baby. Marie is overwhelmed by her friend's home, her husband and baby. The baby is quite ill, but gradually improves. Marie soon notices how disinterested her friend is in her home. The husband is a young business man. He enjoys talking to Marie. The wife takes no part in these conversations. Several days after Marie's arrival the wife receives an invitation to a house party which is to be given in a town thirty miles away. She leaves, charging Marie with the care of her child. The second day after her departure the child becomes quite ill again. Marie sends for the father. Together they watch over the child one whole night. The next day the child is so much better that the husband does not send word to the mother. The all night vigil together has brought Marie close to the husband. She grows alarmed at the signs of his interest in her. At last, worried by the state of affairs, she ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 February 1913 (USA)  »

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