A Father's Lesson (1913)

The home was alternately a house of love and a house of fear, according to the mood of the father. It depended on how he spent the evening. On his return from the village saloon the father ... See full summary »

Director:

Dell Henderson

Writer:

Christy Cabanne (as W. Christy Cabanne)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hector Dion ... The Husband
Claire McDowell ... The Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kathleen Butler Kathleen Butler ... A Friend of the Sick Neighbor
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Storyline

The home was alternately a house of love and a house of fear, according to the mood of the father. It depended on how he spent the evening. On his return from the village saloon the father was another man. Then came the lesson. The wife was called away to a sick neighbor and he refused the charge of the children. His brutality and carelessness gave birth to a double anger, averted in time, but a narrow escape. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1913 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The feeling of suspense in it is very marked
27 July 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This company made another picture not long ago that showed how a good- natured father, whose one failing is drink, was cured. This seems to be more dramatic; the feeling of suspense in it is very marked. The father's carelessness when drunk lets his two little children fall into grave danger. The plight of the girl, locked in a big chest which, though the house is turning, the distracted father is unable to open, is made especially heart-rending. The action is clear, and the photography of high order. It is a fine, substantial offering. - The Moving Picture World, March 1, 1913


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