Captain Barnacle's Waif (1912)

Short, Drama

Tommy is bright and good-looking and he attracts the notice of a lady in a London slumming party. While she is talking to him, he steals her watch and chain. The loss is discovered and the ... See full summary »

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11 February 2017 | deickemeyer
Will be liked and liked very much
A touching little heart story. As a well-made pump will always work under the right conditions, so, it seems, the old, old formulas for producing pathos will, when skillfully put together, be effective time and again. There is nothing new in this picture and it is plainly put together in a mechanical way; but it is a good offering, it has the elements of the kind of popularity that pays both maker and exhibitor and will be liked and liked very much. It is a story of an uninstructed waif (Paul Kelly) who was kindly treated by Capt. Barnacle (Van D. Brooke) and who later is caught stealing. The captain had ordered him out of the house; but the little daughter (Norma Talmadge) pleads for him and he is given another chance. He makes good and becomes a hero. It was skillfully put together by W. A. Tremayne and produced by Van Dyke Brooke, who has made a good commercial offering of it. - The Moving Picture World, October 5, 1912

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Short | Drama


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16 September 1912



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