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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Nov 17
p. 943.
MPN
13 Oct 17
p. 2530.
MPN
3 Nov 17
p. 3131, 3137
MPW
14 Jul 17
p. 255.
MPW
3 Nov 17
p. 758.
Wid's
1 Nov 17
pp. 707-08.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Perfection Pictures
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 October 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
19 October 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11638
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Abandoned by her stepfather, the orphaned Mona Fairfax, nicknamed Young Mother Hubbard by her neighbors, is forced to care for herself and her three siblings on the family farm. When Daniel Banning, the landlord, shows up demanding back rent, Mona pleads with him to allow the family to remain on the farm, but he refuses and calls the Children's Welfare Society. Taken forcibly to the Society's headquarters, each child is assigned to a different cheerless foster home, but Mona begs for and is granted one more night on the farm before the separation. That night, Mona and her siblings escape in a wagon, falling asleep and stopping in front of Banning's home where they are found by his housekeeper. When Banning discovers them, he orders them back to the Society, but Mona cajoles him with smiles and flowers and eventually breaks down his crusty resistance, winning a permanent place in his home for all of the Fairfax ... +


Abandoned by her stepfather, the orphaned Mona Fairfax, nicknamed Young Mother Hubbard by her neighbors, is forced to care for herself and her three siblings on the family farm. When Daniel Banning, the landlord, shows up demanding back rent, Mona pleads with him to allow the family to remain on the farm, but he refuses and calls the Children's Welfare Society. Taken forcibly to the Society's headquarters, each child is assigned to a different cheerless foster home, but Mona begs for and is granted one more night on the farm before the separation. That night, Mona and her siblings escape in a wagon, falling asleep and stopping in front of Banning's home where they are found by his housekeeper. When Banning discovers them, he orders them back to the Society, but Mona cajoles him with smiles and flowers and eventually breaks down his crusty resistance, winning a permanent place in his home for all of the Fairfax children. +

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