The Imp star, King Baggott, plays ten different characters. Cut off from the world, with their comfortable home buried in picturesque garden of trees and flowers, William Clark and his wife live the lonely life of a couple who have known deep sorrow. Their only servant is a Chinaman. Years before their only son, a wayward, fun-loving boy, had left them. At the opening of the story this boy returns, like proverbial prodigal son of old, to enjoy the fatted calf. But in this case the father deems it a wiser course to send the boy on his way with enough money to start again in life. The evening following the son's second departure from his father's house, a thief breaks in. He encounters the Chinese servant and assaults and robs him of his savings. Among the coins obtained are a few Chinese coppers. The old father, hearing the scuffle, starts for the kitchen. He is intercepted by the crook, who accidentally kills him. Shortly after Mrs. Clark discovers the awful tragedy and immediately ...
Moving Picture World synopsis
There are some of the most wonderful effects ever seen in a moving picture. King Baggot acting with himself. (Print Ad- Syracuse Journal, ((Syracuse NY)) 3 October 1914)
Did You Know?
King Baggott played six roles in one scene, requiring a sextuple exposure. See more