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The Winning Hand (1914)

Tom Brooks, a big-hearted man who was devoted to his wife now dead and whose little son is the idol of his heart, conducts a saloon in a mining camp. He guards his boy from evil as best he ... See full summary »
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... Tom Brooks
... Jane Van Buren
... Jack Brooks - Tom's Son
Rae Tompkins
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Tom Brooks, a big-hearted man who was devoted to his wife now dead and whose little son is the idol of his heart, conducts a saloon in a mining camp. He guards his boy from evil as best he can and wishing him to have the advantages he himself never enjoyed, sends him away to school. Several years later Jack, who is now a promising young army officer returning from service in the Philippines, meets Jane Van Buren and her father. He becomes an instant captive to the charms of the young girl. Tom Brooks has moved to the city and continuing in the only business he knows, runs a gambling house for wealthy patrons. Through this business, of which he is at heart ashamed, he acquires riches. He feels, however, that it is best that his son be kept in ignorance of the source of his wealth. One evening Jack gets a letter from young Van Buren, saying that he is losing heavily in a gambling house and asking him to come and take him away. Jack goes to the address indicated and sends in his name. In... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 February 1914 (USA)  »

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Well produced in every respect
3 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

This picture offering combines in its plot several interesting complications, contrasting selfishness with self-sacrifice. Tom Brooks is a big-hearted gambler (Francis Carlyle), whose whole heart is wrapped up in his son. He sends him to school to get him out of the atmosphere of his own life and keeps him there until grown up. A consistent story with a love interest running through it lends interest to it. Eleanor Woodruff, Paul Panzer, Jack Standing and Rae Tompkins are the principals and do good work. Well produced in every respect. The finale is satisfactory. - The Moving Picture World, March 14, 1914


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