Helen was a sport, and she had sporty friends. She didn't believe in the Bible or in being good, and perhaps she even doubted God. There was just as much in a short life and a merry one, in... See full summary »
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Phillips Smalley ... Sorello - the Gambler
Lois Weber ... Helen
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Helen was a sport, and she had sporty friends. She didn't believe in the Bible or in being good, and perhaps she even doubted God. There was just as much in a short life and a merry one, in her careless opinion, as there was in a long life and a weary one. One day she and a party of friends were entering a café when a Salvation Army girl outside tried to halt them and pleaded with them not to enter. The little party thought it was pretty good humor, for they laughed, even Helen. Then something happened. They were all sitting with their glasses in hand, listening to a toast being offered by one of the party, when Helen suddenly rose from her seat. Another second, and she dashed the glass to the floor and ran from the café. Outside she pleaded with the Salvation girl to take her away. In the café only Sorello, the gambler, who loved her, sat and wondered. Helen joined the army, and one day was sent as governess to a rich child who was ill. While walking with the child, she sat down to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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USA

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15 August 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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There are some striking scenes and some pretty settings
15 January 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Rex puts over a strong story, and a well-told story. There are some striking scenes and some pretty settings, a suburban mansion, a hedge- fringed garden, and old ocean tumbling onto a beach. A girl who is fond of free-and-easy society decides to change her manner of life and go to the Salvation Army. There she is sent as a governess to a Jersey family. She meets a minister, they fall in love, he proposes and she declines, on the plea that she thinks her past life would bar her from becoming a minister's wife. A sermon by the clergyman the following Sunday convinces her that her attitude is wrong. The following day she tells the minister she will accept. A former friend, a man with whom she had associated in the old days, follows her up and enters the house during the interview. The minister, on learning of her former life, spurns her. The governess, turned out by her employers, goes back to the Salvation Army. - The Moving Picture World, August 24, 1912


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