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DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Jan 17
p. 491.
Motog
3 Feb 17
p. 265.
MPN
27 Jan 17
p. 593.
MPW
17 Sep 17
p. 11.
MPW
3 Feb 17
p. 644.
MPW
17 Feb 17
p. 1082.
NYDM
20 Jan 17
p. 27.
Wid's
18 Jan 17
p. 41.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 February 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Out of spite, Foster Borrum, an embittered old man, adopts little Ivy Marten and takes her to his home, the "house where nobody ever laughs." A wild tale of cruelty to the child, spread by an urchin who plays with her, brings the old man to court, but when the little girl is placed on the witness stand and asked if her guardian is kind to her, she surprises the court - and most of all Borrum - by a glowing story of the games he plays with her and the attentions he lavishes upon her, all of which are the purely imaginative visions of her loyal little heart. Ivy's devotion wins the case for Borrum and transforms him into Ivy's fantasy image of him, making him the crab no ... +


Out of spite, Foster Borrum, an embittered old man, adopts little Ivy Marten and takes her to his home, the "house where nobody ever laughs." A wild tale of cruelty to the child, spread by an urchin who plays with her, brings the old man to court, but when the little girl is placed on the witness stand and asked if her guardian is kind to her, she surprises the court - and most of all Borrum - by a glowing story of the games he plays with her and the attentions he lavishes upon her, all of which are the purely imaginative visions of her loyal little heart. Ivy's devotion wins the case for Borrum and transforms him into Ivy's fantasy image of him, making him the crab no longer. +

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Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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