His Children (1913)

Dr. Harry Matthews, is a widower, and not wishing to have his children, Marie and Jimmie raised in the city; he places them with their aunt in the country. He visits them once a week. Then ... See full summary »

Director:

Barry O'Neil (as Barry O'Neill)

Writer:

Shannon Fife

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Cast

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Harry Myers ... Dr. Harry Matthews
Ethel Clayton ... Ethel Wynn
Bessie Scott Bessie Scott ... Marie Matthews - age 15
Brooks McCloskey Brooks McCloskey ... Jimmie Matthews - age 6
Eleanor Middleton Eleanor Middleton
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Dr. Harry Matthews, is a widower, and not wishing to have his children, Marie and Jimmie raised in the city; he places them with their aunt in the country. He visits them once a week. Then Matthews falls in love with Ethel Wynn, but discovers she has a marked aversion to children. He ponders upon the advisability of marrying, but his intense love casts aside all obstacles and he proposes to Ethel and is accepted. His children he decides to keep a secret, trusting that in time everything will be settled. On his next visit to the children, he breaks the news of his engagement, but tells them they must stay with their aunt for a while longer. Marie is heartbroken, and little Jimmie vaguely realizes that he is to lose daddy. Ethel is faithful as a wife, but Matthews is handicapped by her desire for extravagance and society. For a while he lives beyond his income, then in desperation drifts into the stock market. In the meanwhile, little Jimmie in the aunt's home, longs for daddy and fails... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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