The Modern Prodigal (1913)

Short, Drama


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Part One: With all the good influences and favorable surroundings of a model home, Mr. and Mrs. Gray cannot understand why their son, Jack, does not prefer it to all other places. Jack ... See full summary »



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26 August 2017 | deickemeyer
A very fair two-reel feature
"The modern prodigal" is apt to come back rich and pay off the mortgage on the old home. In this case, the home has been auctioned away, and the youth buys it back and saves his white-haired mother from scrubbing the floors at the "home." Yet, though this is sentimental enough, the way its story is built up and acted makes it a very fair two-reel feature offering. Mrs. Maurice plays the old lady and gives a fine picture of a mother's solicitude for her wayward and wandering son. The stern father is as well played by Van Dyke Brooke, while James Morrison, in the role of the son, is also pleasing. The photography is clear and has good quality. - The Moving Picture World, April 12, 1913

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28 March 1913

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English


Country of Origin

USA

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