When Empty Hearts Are Filled (1915)

Paul Latham and his wife, Nancy, live in a small fishing village and by careful saving, not only own their home, but have purchased a fishing boat. One day their happy existence receives a ... See full summary »

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Archer MacMackin (as Arthur Macklin)

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Harry von Meter ... Paul Latham (as Harry Van Meter)
Vivian Rich ... Nancy Latham
Louise Lester ... Margaret Bayly
G.E. Rainey G.E. Rainey ... John Bayly
B. Reeves Eason B. Reeves Eason ... A Fisherman
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Paul Latham and his wife, Nancy, live in a small fishing village and by careful saving, not only own their home, but have purchased a fishing boat. One day their happy existence receives a severe shock. Paul meets with an accident which leaves him a cripple for life and in his helplessness decides to end it all by suicide. He is prevented by Nancy, who has found, strapped to a hatch, a three-year-old child evidently washed ashore from some wreck. Unable to trace the boy's identity, his presence brings a new interest into the cripple's life and his wife prays that the child will never be taken from them. Three years pass by, and little Tom has grown to be a sturdy boy of six when Paul's heart is again made empty by reading a newspaper article stating that a Mr. and Mrs. Bayly, whose child was lost in the wreck of the Oceanic on Jan. 20, 1910, were stopping at a nearby hotel. The article also stated that the child had been strapped to a hatch by the nurse, but that no trace has ever ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1915 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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