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The synopsis of the film included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "Judge ... More Less

The synopsis of the film included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "Judge Not!" More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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25 Jul 19
p. 44.
ETR
29 Mar 19
p. 1291.
MPN
5 Apr 19
p. 2179.
MPW
5 Apr 19
p. 125.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Judge Not!
Release Date:
23 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
23 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13534
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ruth, the belle of Bedford village in New England, is loved by the minister, but she becomes infatuated with Alec Peters, the brakeman on the train which she rides to school. After her parents order her to stop seeing Peters, he promises to marry her, and they elope to New York. They never marry, thus when he tires of her, he throws her out. Penniless, Ruth is forced to survive on the streets. In Bedford her mother becomes deathly ill from worrying. The minister finds Ruth at a charity home and begs her to return. Her parents gladly forgive her, but the community will not tolerate her presence. The minister urges Ruth to rejoin the choir, but they refuse to sing with her. Although the minister preaches charity to all and relates the story of Christ's forgiveness of Magdalene, the gossip and ill feeling persists. Rather than serve bigots, the minister leaves town with Ruth to start their lives ... +


Ruth, the belle of Bedford village in New England, is loved by the minister, but she becomes infatuated with Alec Peters, the brakeman on the train which she rides to school. After her parents order her to stop seeing Peters, he promises to marry her, and they elope to New York. They never marry, thus when he tires of her, he throws her out. Penniless, Ruth is forced to survive on the streets. In Bedford her mother becomes deathly ill from worrying. The minister finds Ruth at a charity home and begs her to return. Her parents gladly forgive her, but the community will not tolerate her presence. The minister urges Ruth to rejoin the choir, but they refuse to sing with her. Although the minister preaches charity to all and relates the story of Christ's forgiveness of Magdalene, the gossip and ill feeling persists. Rather than serve bigots, the minister leaves town with Ruth to start their lives over. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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