A Stolen Identity (1913)

Steve Carnes, the son of a wealthy manufacturer, leads a useless life and is disowned by his father. After a night of gambling he returns, penniless, to his apartment. He is on the point of... See full summary »

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Robert G. Vignola
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Cast

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James Vincent ... Steve Carnes
Alice Hollister ... Mildred Anderson
Henry Hallam ... Hodges - a Valet
John Mackin John Mackin ... Andrew Carnes - Steve's Father (as John E. Mackin)
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Steve Carnes, the son of a wealthy manufacturer, leads a useless life and is disowned by his father. After a night of gambling he returns, penniless, to his apartment. He is on the point of ending everything when his bell rings and he finds an abandoned baby on his doorstep. Steve and his valet, Hodges, attempt to pacify the child. The distracted mother, who has hoped to place the little one in a comfortable home, repents her act and comes to Steve's house, begging that the child be returned. Steve complies with her request and secretly follows her home. He sees that she lives in a disreputable tenement and finds a note from her husband's father, in which the latter states that the marriage was against his wishes and that the young woman has no claim upon him. Awakened to the misery that exists around him and filled with a desire to help the girl, Steve decides to impersonate the father-in-law, whom the girl has never seen. He sends a message, stating that he regrets sending the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1913 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An especially clever situation toward the close
24 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

In spite of its conventional beginning and several inconsistencies, this picture gets a hold on the observer, and has an especially clever situation toward the close, where the doctor discovers that Steve is in disguise as the girl's father-in-law. We could not understand Steve's apparent bankrupt condition, and later the fact that he was able to offer the girl money, which she refused. The characterizations in this offering are very good and it tells an appealing story. - The Moving Picture World, July 19, 1913


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