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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
10 Jul 15
pp. 71-72, 93
MPN
10 Jul 15
p. 75.
MPW
10 Jul 15
pp. 318-19.
MPW
18 Dec 15
p. 43, 91
NYDM
30 Jun 15
p. 32.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 June 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 June 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6483
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dorothy, the four-year-old daughter of wealthy lawyer Winfred North, longs for her deceased mother. Too busy to attend his child's needs, Winfred marries Helen Stillwell, a widow with two children, but Helen, while lavishing attention on her own children, treats Dorothy as if she is always in the way. Dorothy runs away, and when missionaries Reverend and Mrs. Goodwin find her, Helen denies knowing Dorothy so that her own children will inherit Winfred's wealth. After Dorothy accompanies her new parents to Africa, Helen tells Winfred that Dorothy has been lost. His efforts to recover his missing daughter prove fruitless, and Dorothy grows up in Africa teaching Christianity to the natives. When she is fifteen-years-old, her stepparents are slain by Zulus. Dorothy is separated from her sweetheart, prospector John Armstrong, and with a servant's help, she boards a steamer to America. John pursues Dorothy to New York and discovers her true parentage. He then finds her working in a flower shop and reunites her with her father, who denounces ... +


Dorothy, the four-year-old daughter of wealthy lawyer Winfred North, longs for her deceased mother. Too busy to attend his child's needs, Winfred marries Helen Stillwell, a widow with two children, but Helen, while lavishing attention on her own children, treats Dorothy as if she is always in the way. Dorothy runs away, and when missionaries Reverend and Mrs. Goodwin find her, Helen denies knowing Dorothy so that her own children will inherit Winfred's wealth. After Dorothy accompanies her new parents to Africa, Helen tells Winfred that Dorothy has been lost. His efforts to recover his missing daughter prove fruitless, and Dorothy grows up in Africa teaching Christianity to the natives. When she is fifteen-years-old, her stepparents are slain by Zulus. Dorothy is separated from her sweetheart, prospector John Armstrong, and with a servant's help, she boards a steamer to America. John pursues Dorothy to New York and discovers her true parentage. He then finds her working in a flower shop and reunites her with her father, who denounces Helen. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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