The Eternal Mother (1917)

Drama | 26 November 1917

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HISTORY

This production was filmed at the Metro studios in New York. Red Horse Hill was probably a working ... More Less

This production was filmed at the Metro studios in New York. Red Horse Hill was probably a working title. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPW
3 Nov 17
p. 726.
MPW
15 Dec 17
p. 1647.
MPW
22 Dec 17
p. 1845.
Wid's
29 Dec 17
p. 1956, 2004
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Metro Wonderplay
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Red Horse Hill by Sidney McCall (pseud. of Mary McNeil Fenollosa) (Boston, 1909).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Red Horse Hill
Release Date:
26 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11730
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Maris, having married Lynch, a worthless man who deserts her, taking their daughter Felice with him, marries mill owner Dwight Alden after receiving notification that her husband and child are dead. Discovering that Alden employs child labor, Maris, assisted by the village minister, tries to persuade him that this is wrong, but he will tolerate no interference in his business. After violently denouncing Alden from the pulpit, the minister dies and Maris becomes interested in a child who has been injured while working overtime at the mill, only to discover that the child is her daughter and her first husband is still alive. She leaves, taking Felice, and Alden, after having a fight with the first husband, discovers that Lynch had secured a divorce. Alden seeks out Maris, tells her that he has abolished child labor and made other improvements affecting the welfare of his workers, and a reconciliation ... +


Maris, having married Lynch, a worthless man who deserts her, taking their daughter Felice with him, marries mill owner Dwight Alden after receiving notification that her husband and child are dead. Discovering that Alden employs child labor, Maris, assisted by the village minister, tries to persuade him that this is wrong, but he will tolerate no interference in his business. After violently denouncing Alden from the pulpit, the minister dies and Maris becomes interested in a child who has been injured while working overtime at the mill, only to discover that the child is her daughter and her first husband is still alive. She leaves, taking Felice, and Alden, after having a fight with the first husband, discovers that Lynch had secured a divorce. Alden seeks out Maris, tells her that he has abolished child labor and made other improvements affecting the welfare of his workers, and a reconciliation occurs. +

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