In the strife of a great city two sisters take different paths, one a humble home with honest hearts, the other, a gilded life of luxury and ease, without the holy name of wife. At the ... See full summary »

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Lois Weber

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Lois Weber (scenario)
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Lois Weber ... Helen
Phillips Smalley ... Phil
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In the strife of a great city two sisters take different paths, one a humble home with honest hearts, the other, a gilded life of luxury and ease, without the holy name of wife. At the opening of the story the contrast of their lives is shown. Tom and Alice, although poor, find much to be thankful for and are happy with their family of four small children. One night the husband, while in faithful execution of his duties as night watchman, discovers burglars at work upon his employer's safe. He unfortunately reaches the scene the moment the safe explodes and is killed by the heavy door. The next morning his dead body is found and taken to the home of his wife. Helen, while taking her chocolate in bed, reads of the disaster that has befallen the home of her sister. Being deeply touched, she dispatches a message, offering assistance, which is firmly resented by the widow, together with her offering of flowers. Alice, unprovided for by the death of her husband, secures employment. Helen, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

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English

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24 July 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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There is a distinct punch at the finish
6 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

There is a distinct punch at the finish of this well-made story. It is a tale of the regeneration of a woman living unwedded with a man of means. The husband of her sister, a burglar, is killed when the door of a safe falls on him. The widow spurns the offer of assistance for herself and her children tendered by her fallen sister. While the widow is at work the sister comes and ministers to the children. The latter fall in love with their visitor as she does with them. Finally the mistaken woman leaves the richly furnished home and starts life anew. How the man finds her and marries her makes a pretty story. Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber pay the man and woman, and there is good support, especially from the youngest member of the cast, who is less than a year old, but a sure-enough actor-comedian. It is just such a baby as you have seen at your own table (or may hope to see) and he'll win the heart of every one who sees him. - The Moving Picture World, July 26, 1913


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