Jack, a man of thirty-five years, emaciated, with gray hair at his temples, dressed in Salvation Army uniform, is telling the story of his life to a crowd of derelicts. Here is his story: ... See full summary »

Director:

James Durkin

Writer:

Maude Fealy (scenario)
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J.S. Murray J.S. Murray ... Samuel Stearns - the father
Minnie McCoy Minnie McCoy ... Mrs. Stearns - the mother (as Mrs. McCoy)
J. Morris Foster ... Jack Stearns - the son (as Morris Foster)
Ethel Jewett ... May Ransom
Edward Hoyt ... George Ransom - May's Father (as Edward N. Hoyt)
C. John Sullivan C. John Sullivan ... Burglar (as Jack Sullivan)
Joseph Baker Joseph Baker ... Burglar (as Joe Baker)
Boyd Marshall Boyd Marshall
Harry Blakemore Harry Blakemore
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Jack, a man of thirty-five years, emaciated, with gray hair at his temples, dressed in Salvation Army uniform, is telling the story of his life to a crowd of derelicts. Here is his story: Jack, aged twenty, is the pride of his father and mother. One day he leaves the house with his father after saying farewell to his mother, who is suffering from heart-trouble, and when they come to a cross-road they separate, Jack going one way and the father going to business down the opposite road. Jack comes to a saloon and meets four men; he chats with them and partakes of plenty of drinks. His father comes along as Jack exits from the saloon, slightly intoxicated, and the father rebukes his son; they turn homeward together. The father helps his son into the house and upstairs, keeping his condition from his mother. We next find Jack in the gambling room of the same saloon with the other boys, drinking, playing cards. His father enters the saloon, writes a note, and hands it to the bartender. The... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A bit dry and lacking in suspense
7 October 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel preachment. It gives the life story of a Salvation Army leader who wants to prove that even the worst sinner can be saved. The story is not new (it is just the kind of story such a man would tell) and it is a bit dry and lacking in suspense for a two-reel offering. Then it condones divorce, a circumstance that will spoil it for many who would have given it unqualified support as a useful picture. It is well staged and the photography is clear. - The Moving Picture World, June 27, 1914


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