Though Charles Ross had been unlucky in birth and upbringing, though at the opening of the story, he was looked upon as a vagabond, he had drifted through life clean-minded and happy. About... See full summary »

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Frank Lloyd
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Cast overview:
Herbert Rawlinson ... Charles Ross / Tom (dual role)
Beatrice Van ... Anna
Frank Lloyd
William Worthington ... The Father
Helen Wright Helen Wright ... The Mother
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Though Charles Ross had been unlucky in birth and upbringing, though at the opening of the story, he was looked upon as a vagabond, he had drifted through life clean-minded and happy. About our first meeting with him is in a small farm town, where he arrives via the box-car route. And about the first thing he does is to rescue a consumptive stranger from some drunken toughs. Though he spends several days caring for him, the stranger dies. He leaves a note to the new-found friend, to the effect that he is the son of a Los Angeles man who will give the vagabond a good position. The stranger, as a youth, seemed to possess everything to make him happy and a success in life; position, money and good parents were his. Yet he drifted into bad society, like a ship without an anchorage. Drink and drugs added their downward pull. At last, in a fit of half-drunken rage, the boy left home. His mother fell ill through sorrow; she became blind, but never gave up hope that her boy would return some ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The cast is a good one
24 March 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel number, written by Ruth Ann Baldwin. Herbert Rawlinson plays the double role of a young man named Tom, who impetuously leaves home, and that of a youth named Chas. Ross. When Tom dies the latter takes his place and comes back to the waiting family. The general theme of this picture has been used very often before and this story does not get hold of the emotions very strongly. At the same time the cast is a good one and the photography and settings attractive. While only fairly convincing in certain scenes it tells a well-rounded story. - The Moving Picture World, October 31, 1914


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