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The Little Sister (1909)

Every great city has some particular section that stands out clear and distinct from all others because of the peculiar characteristics of its denizens in their daily walks of life. London ... See full summary »
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Ethel Browning ...
The Little Sister
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Dick - the Brother (as Bertram Yost)
Tefft Johnson ...
Mr. St. Clair
Josephine Fox ...
Mrs. Manning
Maggie Weston ...
Mrs. McGlynn
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Every great city has some particular section that stands out clear and distinct from all others because of the peculiar characteristics of its denizens in their daily walks of life. London has her West End, Paris her Latin Quarter and New York her East Side. It is from the latter that material for our silent drama was drawn, and no one is more competent to correctly picture the life and habits of the denizens of the crowded East Side tenement district than Edward W. Townsend, the famous author of "Chimmie Fadden;" for he has made an exhaustive study of the underworld where virtue and vice walk hand in hand with poverty and crime. In the opening scene of "Little Sister" Mr. Townsend introduces us to what is commonly called the "sky parlor" of the tenement district, the roof of a house. Here we see Jew and Gentile, foreigner and native, mingling in a common fellowship, all because of the crying need of that community, want of God's fresh air. We are shown the silent, pathetic figure of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 September 1909 (USA)  »

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