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One source lists Ross Fisher as cameraman. On some release charts, this film is called a five-reeler. ...

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One source lists Ross Fisher as cameraman. On some release charts, this film is called a five-reeler.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
11 May 1919
p. 3
Camera
18 May 1919
p. 6
Camera
15 Jun 1919
p. 3
Camera
13 Jul 1919
p. 9
Camera
9 Aug 1919
p. 15
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
21 Jun 1919
p. 36
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
12 Jul 1919
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Exhibitors Trade Review
14 Jun 1919
p. 111
Exhibitors Trade Review
8 Nov 1919
p. 1982
Los Angeles Times
16 May 1919
p. 28
Los Angeles Times
13 Jul 1919
p. 29
Motion Picture Classic
26 Jul 1919
p. 120
Motion Picture News
21 Jun 1919
p. 4173
Motion Picture News
9 Aug 1919
p. 1252
Motion Picture News
16 Aug 1919
p. 1446
Motion Picture News
23 Aug 1919
p. 1656
Motion Picture News
25 Oct 1919
p. 3157
Moving Picture World
13 Dec 1919
p. 847
Moving Picture World
25 Jul 1919
p. 44
Variety
31 Oct 19
p. 61.
Wid's Daily
24 Apr 1919
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Wid's Daily
10 Jun 1919
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Wid's Daily
31 Aug 1919
p. 23
Wid's Daily
7 Sep 1919
p. 4
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 July 1919
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles premiere: 10 Aug 1919
Production Date:
Feb--early Jul 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Ruth Drake is abandoned as an infant by a heartless mother after being stolen from her loving father. Ruth is brought up by a pawnbroker, and as a young woman joins the Salvation Army to help the misguided people she has observed growing up. Ruth goes to France during World War I and meets a man who has had an affair with an actress. After Ruth and the man return home, the actress is upset that her former admirer snubs her for Ruth, so she implicates Ruth in a robbery. At the trial the actress discovers that she is Ruth's mother, and the defense attorney is revealed to be Ruth's father. Ruth and her father are finally ...

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Ruth Drake is abandoned as an infant by a heartless mother after being stolen from her loving father. Ruth is brought up by a pawnbroker, and as a young woman joins the Salvation Army to help the misguided people she has observed growing up. Ruth goes to France during World War I and meets a man who has had an affair with an actress. After Ruth and the man return home, the actress is upset that her former admirer snubs her for Ruth, so she implicates Ruth in a robbery. At the trial the actress discovers that she is Ruth's mother, and the defense attorney is revealed to be Ruth's father. Ruth and her father are finally reunited.

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