A young widow is compelled because of her poverty to leave her only child, a little daughter, at a charitable institution, while she hunts for work. The child, punished because of some ... See full summary »
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Marguerite Snow ... The Mother
Marie Eline ... The Little Daughter
Florence La Badie ... The Daughter Grown Up
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A young widow is compelled because of her poverty to leave her only child, a little daughter, at a charitable institution, while she hunts for work. The child, punished because of some minor infraction of the rules, runs away, and takes refuge with a kindly old couple, who being childless, welcome and finally adopt her. In the meantime the mother receives word from the asylum authorities that the little one has been lost and that everything indicates that she was drowned. The mother, alone in the world, has just secured a position in the chorus of a musical show, and tries to drown her sorrows in a life of gaiety. Ten years later, a theatrical manager who stops by chance at a farmhouse, is charmed by the voice and beauty of a young girl he sees there. He offers her an engagement in one of his attractions, and the girl, dazzled by the thought of a life on the stage, gladly consents, and later appears in the city. The mother is a member of the same chorus, and at first laughs at the new... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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USA

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English

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15 September 1911 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The film will arouse the emotions and lead the audience to tears
16 April 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A picture of theatrical life which possesses all the elements of a sermon. Its chief point of interest is when the mother, who has lived fast, discovers in the shy newcomer in the chorus, her own daughter and takes her away from its pitfalls, back to the family who have brought her up, without revealing her own identity. Imprinting one last kiss upon her she steals forth into the night, determined to change her mode of living so that she may someday return and claim this young woman as her daughter. The film will arouse the emotions and lead the audience to tears, in many instances. Indeed, in the section of the house where this reviewer sat handkerchiefs were used freely. - The Moving Picture World, September 30, 1911


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