John Hart, a counterfeiter, is arrested in a restaurant while dining with his fifteen-year-old daughter Mary. He succeeds in concealing the fact from her by excusing himself for a moment ... See full summary »

Director:

Harold M. Shaw

Writer:

Bannister Merwin (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Ogle ... John Hart
Mary Fuller ... Mary Hart - John's Daughter
Bigelow Cooper ... Stoll - the Secret Service Man
William West ... Jimmy - the Waiter
Robert Brower ... Mr. Hanley - Jack's Father
Harry Beaumont ... Jack Hanley
George Lessey ... Roberts - the Private Detective
Richard Ridgely Richard Ridgely ... Chief of the Secret Service
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John Hart, a counterfeiter, is arrested in a restaurant while dining with his fifteen-year-old daughter Mary. He succeeds in concealing the fact from her by excusing himself for a moment and leaves a note and money for her wants, to be delivered to her by Jimmy, the old waiter who had served them a long time. Some years later when Hart is released from the Federal Prison, his first thought is of Mary whom he seeks in the last place he saw her, the restaurant where Jimmy works. Fate favors him as Mary is there with her husband one Jack Hanley who has defied his father's will by marrying Mary who had become the elder Hanley's stenographer. Hart does not disclose his identity knowing the disgrace it would cast on his daughter. Things had gone poorly with Mary and Jack and they were reduced to sore straits, but Jimmy was their friend and often made their simple orders more sumptuous by strategy. Old Hart at once returned to his counterfeiting, and therefore Stoll, the secret service man ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1912 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Without any special originality or insight
23 April 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A good commercial offering without any special originality or insight, but also without any weaknesses. Very plainly it was made by a producer who knew his business and from the script of a man who can prepare a scenario and get a situation over. As for the acting. Mary Fuller plays the daughter of a counterfeiter (Charles Ogle), who consents to make himself scarce in the neighborhood for her sake. As he was about to be arrested, it doesn't seem a very noble action, but the story didn't demand that it seem so. William West plays an old waiter who has taken a fatherly interest in the girl and in her love story. Harry Beaumont plays the son of Mary's rich employer who in the end marries her. Robert Browcr plays Harry's father and Bigelow Cooper, the detective who has arrested the girl's father once and is on his trail again when the story ends. Bannister Merwin has done much better work than this, but the picture is a good offering notwithstanding. - The Moving Picture World, January 11, 1913


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