The Third Thanksgiving (1912)

A New England farmer, is about to sit down with his wife to a Thanksgiving dinner when the only son arrives with his fiancée, a young actress. The young people receive a cold greeting on ... See full summary »

Director:

Harold M. Shaw

Writer:

James Oppenheim
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Ogle ... The Father
Mrs. William Bechtel Mrs. William Bechtel ... The Mother
Harry Beaumont ... The Son
Edna Flugrath ... Madge - the Son's Wife - the Actress
Robert Brower
Bigelow Cooper
Viola Dana ... (as Viola Flugrath)
Shirley Mason ... (as Leonie Flugrath)
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A New England farmer, is about to sit down with his wife to a Thanksgiving dinner when the only son arrives with his fiancée, a young actress. The young people receive a cold greeting on account of the old man's prejudices and take their leave instead of sitting down to the table. They return to the city, marry and live the simple life, a Harlem flat. They actually thrive on bread, cheese and kisses, even after a baby comes, but they are unable to effect a reconciliation with the old couple and the second Thanksgiving is shown in a pretty double exposure, the old ones at home, the young ones in a city restaurant. Before the third celebration of divine goodness, the most distinctive of New England holidays, the young man is taken ill, loses his situation and is threatened with extreme poverty. His loyal little wife seeks employment at a moving picture company, and her professional experience, together with the fact that she has a dancing friend at the work, gives her opportunity. She ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 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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Following the path of Charles Dickens
18 March 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

There is a note of human earnestness in most of James Oppenheim's work that places him among a group of photoplaywrights and writers following the path of Charles Dickens. There never was a humaner or more wholesome model to follow. This is a dramatic little picture of a family reunited at Thanksgiving. The son had married an actress, and the father had refused to let him come home even to spend Thanksgiving Day. The refusal was repeated the following year, but just at the third anniversary, events turned so that the father was brought to see how fine a character the little woman had. He relents, Charles Ogle plays the father; Mrs. William Bechtel, the mother; Harry Beaumont, the son, and Edna Flugrath, the actress. Robert Brower. Bigelow Cooper and Viola Flugrath also have roles, it is a very pleasing picture, well acted and full of heart-warming sentiment. - The Moving Picture World, December 7, 1912


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