The Touch of a Child's Hand (1910)

A contrast is drawn between Mr. Livingston, a wealthy widower, and his little son Billie, and Dan Newton, a workingman and little Jimmie, his son. Each boy is idolized by his father. It so ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
James Vincent ... Dan Newton
Jane Wolfe ... Mrs. Dan Newton
Judson Melford ... Little Jimmy Newton
George Melford ... Mr. Livingston - a Widower
Val Cleary Val Cleary ... Little Billie Livingston (as Master Cleary)
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A contrast is drawn between Mr. Livingston, a wealthy widower, and his little son Billie, and Dan Newton, a workingman and little Jimmie, his son. Each boy is idolized by his father. It so happens that little Jimmie is accidentally run down and killed by Mr. Livingston's automobile. Mr. Livingston does all that a gentleman could do to comfort the grief-stricken father and to make reparation, but Newton, crazed by his loss, his bereavement following a long period of hard luck, completely upsets his reason and in his ravings he comes to the conclusion that the loss of his little son can only be balanced by the death of Mr. Livingston's little boy. And with this idea in mind Newton gains entrance into the Livingston house at night and makes his way to the little boy's bedroom. He kneels by the child's crib, is about to plunge a knife into the heart of the sleeping child, when the boy, stirring uneasily, lifts his little hand and places it gently on the cheek of the would-be assassin. The... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1910 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the drama Up the Thames to Westminster (1910). See more »

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