Please Help the Pore (1912)

An old millionaire was extremely fond of children. Years ago his wife and infant daughter had died, and despite his great wealth, he was lonely. One day a young business man called at his ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Lonergan

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Cast

Cast overview:
Riley Chamberlin ... Henry Snaith, a Wealthy Banker
William Garwood ... The Poor Father
Mignon Anderson ... The Poor mother
Marie Eline ... The Poor Couple's Daughter
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An old millionaire was extremely fond of children. Years ago his wife and infant daughter had died, and despite his great wealth, he was lonely. One day a young business man called at his office to ask an extension of time on the note the millionaire held. At the first the old man refused, later he promised to "think it over." It was a Saturday half-holiday in May, and the old man closed his desk early, and went for a walk in the park. There he ran into a children's May Party, and stopped to watch them. One little girl came to him, and made friends immediately. On the following Monday morning the child's father received a letter which the millionaire had written. In it the father was told that the creditor could not grant any extension of time and that he must pay up what he owed by the following day. The child saw the tears in the eyes of her parents. She picked up the letter which they had dropped on the floor, and took it with her into the park. Luckily a hand organ grinder came ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Please Help the Poor See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The word "poor" is deliberately misspelled in the title. See more »

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