The Life We Live (1913)

Short, Western

Joe Mackey, out of employment, enters his cabin in the far West, where his wife is lying ill, only to tell her the same old story, that he had been unable to secure work. Out of food, ... See full summary »

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24 September 2017 | deickemeyer
Arthur Mackley does some of the best acting we have seen recently
This picture has a good, refreshing story and will be a popular offering. It has for its center of interest an elderly couple, Arthur Mackley and Jane Selby, who can no longer earn a living and are facing starvation. A package of bills is lost and Arthur finds it; but after he has spent a little of it on groceries, gets "a hunch" and takes it to its owner, thereby giving a happy ending. There is a good deal of humanity in the way it is developed and, as it is unfolded, Arthur Mackley does some of the best acting we have seen recently. We enjoyed it, ourselves, very much. Yet it was drawn out at the beginning unnecessarily; there was no call to show us the station master who kept the story waiting. Some of the backgrounds are full of interest and beauty and the photography is fine. - The Moving Picture World, July 19, 1913

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Short | Western


Release Date:

3 July 1913



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Filming Locations

Niles, California, USA

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