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The Influence of a Child (1913)

His wife desperately ill, and without money for medicine or food, Bat Carney consents to help Jim Cooper rob a safe in a near-by saloon. Kissing his wife and Anna, his six-year-old daughter... See full summary »

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... Jim Cooper - a Crook
David Galley ... Bat Carney
Marie Falls ... Rose Carney - Bat's Wife
... Anna Carney - the Child
Stephen Purdee ... Handsome Al - a Crook
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His wife desperately ill, and without money for medicine or food, Bat Carney consents to help Jim Cooper rob a safe in a near-by saloon. Kissing his wife and Anna, his six-year-old daughter, Bat leaves with Cooper for the scene of the robbery. While at work on the safe, the two are discovered by a policeman. Shots are exchanged and Bat is killed. Cooper, who lives in the flat above Carney, slinks home. As he passes the Carney flat, Anna comes to the door and begs him to come in and see what ails her mother. The crook enters and finds Mrs. Carney dead. Calling the neighbors, Cooper tells them of the woman's death. Feeling that he is responsible for the death of her father, he decides to take care of Anna, who has taken a fancy to him, until other arrangements can be made. Cooper gives up his bed to the child and hears her pray that her mama be awakened and that her papa come home. Touched by the simple plea, he writes for the authorities to come for the child. The next morning, Anna ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 October 1913 (USA)  »

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