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... See full summary »

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George Edwardes-Hall (as George Edwards Hall)

Writer:

George Edwardes-Hall (scenario)
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King Baggot ... 10 characterizations
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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 ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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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)

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

5 October 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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King Baggott played six roles in one scene, requiring a sextuple exposure. See more »

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An entertaining plot of the melodramatic type
2 March 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

King Baggot in this two-reel number portrays all of the ten characters that appear. Double exposure and in one instance triple exposure photography are employed in a most interesting way, so that two and three characters appear on the screen at the same time in several scenes. George Edwards Hall has constructed an entertaining plot of the melodramatic type to exploit these various impersonations. An elderly merchant is murdered and the crime traced by a detective. At no time in the course of the story does the interest flag. In the entire story Mr. Baggot impersonates the mother, the son, the uncle, the merchant, a Chinese servant, the villain, a woman of the half world, the jailer, the policeman and the detective. An unusual offering. - The Moving Picture World, October 10, 1914


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