Little Betty Emerson one day finds herself an orphan. Her father has been killed in an accident and the shock unseats her mother's reason. The authorities send the child to an asylum. A ... See full summary »
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Eleanor Woodruff ... The Poor Mother
Pearl Sindelar ... The Foster Mother
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Little Betty Emerson one day finds herself an orphan. Her father has been killed in an accident and the shock unseats her mother's reason. The authorities send the child to an asylum. A year goes by and then a wealthy widow, Mrs. Blake, childless and longing for companionship, calls at the asylum. She is immediately attracted to Baby Betty and adopts her. About ten years later Mrs. Emerson is discharged from the insane asylum totally cured. She returns to her old home and is informed that her child has been placed in an asylum. At the asylum she learns, by strategy the name of Betty's foster-mother. She calls upon Mrs. Blake and begs her to give her back the child. Mrs. Blake has learned to love Betty as a daughter and demurs. Into this scene of the two mothers, Betty enters. Both women plead with her, one to return and the other to stay. The girl has the solution to the problem by staying with both of them. The film is full of sensational and unexpected developments, is well acted ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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USA

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English

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9 October 1913 (USA) See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Improbability, lack of real dramatic reason
8 December 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This picture appealed to this reviewer hardly at all, on account of its improbability, lack of real dramatic reason, in the first place, and in the second, its unpleasantness. We may add that the assistant to the exhibitor liked it. It has action, but if a person considers the quality of its action he will hardly find the heroine's action at the end to be either typical, probable, natural or even commendable on the grounds of ordinary justice, a grave fault in a melodrama. The picture's most noticeable other weakness is the manner, not typical surely, in which the woman was freed from the asylum. Such a patient should have been provided for; she should not have been left to wander back to the old home expecting to find her child. - The Moving Picture World, October 25, 1913


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