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Das Kind ruft

Artistic but morbid
An artistic but morbid production in two reels. Asta Nielsen is seen in the role of the mother of the child. The child of the beautifully housed, but neglected, mother dies, and through grief at the unhappy incident, the mind of the mother wanders, and at last, overcome by the thought of her little one sleeping out under the cold snow, she herself walks out in her night clothes, bares her breast to the storm and sinks dying amid the snow. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Bomb Throwers

Evidence of care in construction
Edwin August is seen to advantage as the "bomb thrower." The role of the Italian organ grinder, who is converted into a bomb thrower by a band of black hands who lead him to believe that his wife has been poisoned by the District Attorney under pretense of friendship, fits this clever actor as though it had been specially written for him. The story is not out of the ordinary, but there is evidence of care in construction and direction. The picture is in three reels. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Mystery Woman

Quite well constructed
A western two-reel story, quite well constructed and unique in development. The girl heroine is first discovered wandering across the hills, half demented. Cleo Madison makes this part rather attractive in spite of its somewhat depressing nature. The villain pays attention to her and tries to force her into a marriage. He is almost successful in this, but the hero turns up and it develops that the latter is already her husband. The girl has a fall and her mental powers are restored, and the missing parts of the tale are flashed on the screen as visions that come to her. The photography is good and the cast pleasing. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Millionaire Engineer

A little obvious in plot
A two-reel number, with King Baggot in the leading part. He plays the part of an engineer who has been made president of his road. The strike scenes are well handled and the photography is pleasing throughout. The story itself is a little obvious in plot. During a forest fire the president and his sweetheart run a train through the flames to save some children in a burning building. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

Through the Murk

Unusually appealing
An unusually appealing two-reel Western number, with some genuine characterization in it. The drunken old hag of a mother tries to trade her slovenly daughter off for a keg of whiskey, but the barkeeper says the "gal ain't wuth it." Then along comes Missouri Joe, an equally slovenly character, who falls in love with the girl. The dawn of the divine passion has a regenerating influence on the girl and Joe, and when the barkeeper finally decides to make the exchange proposed by the mother, the lover saves her for himself. This deals with a low type of characters, but is warm with human sympathy and makes a powerful appeal to the observer. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Measure of a Man

Numerous tense moments
A two-reel story of the Northwest, following somewhat in the style of previous offerings along this line. The girl marries a gambler and later falls in love with a young officer. The gambler, who has his good points, decides to make the supreme sacrifice by giving his wife to the other, but at the last moment her love returns to him. Pauline Bush and Wm. Dowlin play the leads in this. The ptory has numerous tense moments and is well photographed throughout. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915


Very confusing in places
A two-reel number. Two boys, one a weakling and the other a bully, grow up and become a lawyer and a bandit respectively. The lawyer falls into the bandit's hands and is rescued through the aid of a prying postmistress, while the desperadoes are trying to collect ransom. The action in this is very confusing in places, which robs the story of suspense. The settings are pleasing, and this could have been considerably strengthened by a rearrangement of some of the scenes. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Gun Fighter

The story has much brutality in it
A two-reel western number, with Walter Edwards and Leona Hutton in the cast. He is a gunman of the plains. He brutally makes the wife leave their baby on the sands, where it is found by Lawson and his wife. The gunman is hired to kill Lawson. but the mother of the child ties his gun so Lawson will kill him. The death of the gunfighter is shown in a dramatic way. The story has much brutality in it, the chief sympathy being with the mother of the child in her struggle to give it a home. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Madcap Queen of Gredshoffen

Grace Cunard is at her best
A two-reel number, with Grace Cunard and Francis Ford in the leads. The story is one of light, romantic interest. The girl princess becomes queen on the death of her father. Ford plays an American traveler who saves the throne for Elaine after some exciting incidents. The court scenes contain a mixture of costuming, but the settings are all attractive and the story entertaining. Grace Cunard is at her best in this sort of productions. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

His Guardian Angel

Not exceptional
A two-reel offering. with Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle and others in the cast. The story is one of jealousy. Eva intercepts the flowers and note of proposal intended for Mary. By so doing she diverts Tom's love to herself. They are married and live unhappily. Visions of Mary come to Tom at critical moments through the years and when his wife is killed by an auto he goes to her. The story is well constructed, though not exceptional in incident. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Temptation of Edwin Swayne

It holds the attention quite firmly
This three-reel number contains an intermingling of strength and weakness. It holds the attention quite firmly and has a well-knit story; its chief fault is that it deals with a low level of life and contains much unpleasantness. A pretty country girl is taken into a private gambling house by her uncle, to act as a drawing card. Swayne abandons his mistress and marries the girl. The mistress conspires to have Swayne murdered and then kills herself. The widowed girl then marries her young lover. The characterizations are strong and the photography good, but the story has little to commend in it. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

Graft vs. Love

A touch of the sensational
Flo La Badie appears as the heroine of this two-reel drama. She suspects the executor of her father's will and calls upon her lover for aid. The executor has Jack placed in an asylum. These first scenes are quite mystifying. The girl then enters the employ of the executor as stenographer and learns of her lover's whereabouts. She brings about his release by a personal visit to the asylum. There is a touch of the sensational in this plot and certain portions of it are unconvincing, but it has considerable suspense and holds the attention throughout. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

Refining Fires

The development of the story is pleasing
A two-reel production in which Harry von Meter, Vivian Rich, Jack Richardson and Charlotte Burton pluy the principal roles. The development of the story is pleasing, the action smooth, the sets deep and artistic, and the direction of the picture is in every instance commendable. Perhaps its one drawback is to be found in the quality of its sub-titles and inserts. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

One Flight Up

A thrilling two-reel production
A thrilling two-reel production, in which Irene Hunt plays the feminine lead, with Ralph Lewis playing opposite. The production treats of how a young newspaper woman tracks a group of burglars to their headquarters, is held by them, administers an overdose of morphine to a wounded member of the gang, in the absence of the others, cleverly arranges a raid of the place, and gets a big newspaper story in the bargain. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

A Day on the Boy Scouts' Farm

An interesting demonstration
An interesting demonstration of how the English boy scouts enjoy themselves at work on their farm, tending the various kinds of domestic animals, including the honey bee. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Crime of Thought

This story is written by Sherman Bainbridge, who also appears in the cast. Wm. Clifford plays the part of the lover. Marie Wolcamp being the girl. He becomes jealous of Bainbridge and, after reading a crime story in a newspaper, has a vivid dream of himself as a criminal. He awakens to find that Bainbridge is the girl's brother. This is not new in plot, but well-constructed and entertaining. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

He Fell in Love with His Mother-in-Law

An unusually good idea
A low comedy number, with an unusually good idea in it for this type of film. The married man with the lazy, shiftless wife, reverses the usual custom and forms a liking for his energetic mother-in-law. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Bottomless Pit

A fairly strong offering
This pictures the seamy side of life. Shorty Hamilton appears as the friend of a girl whose mother cannot pay the rent. He robs the landlord and later is caught. This gives a good idea of the way the underdog feels when oppressed by those above him; it makes a fairly strong offering. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Famine

Handled artistically
A picturesque one-reel offering, enacted entirely by a Japanese cast. Tsuri Aoki is the daughter of a farmer whose rice crop fails. The action which centers about her is tragic. The story is handled artistically and contains some exquisite settings. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

How She Fooled Aunty

A spicy turn
A comedy number with Matt Moore and Irene Hunt in the leads. The latter impersonates a boy to fool her aunt. She goes bathing with the man. The situations are of a spicy turn, though not offensive. The plot is moderately strong. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

Jed's Little Elopement

Quite pleasing
Eddie Lyons, Lee Moran and Victoria Forde appear in this comedy. Eddie owns the only auto in town and is popular with the grocer's daughter. They elope in spite of much opposition. This is quite pleasing, though not very new. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

Treasure Seekers

Only fairly successful
In this eccentric comedy number Wm. Wolbert appears as a cobbler. He finds a treasure map in an old shoe and he and his companion dream of exciting experiences among cannibals. This is well-pictured, but only fairly successful from a humorous standpoint. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

The Unmasking

The story is well handled
This tells a story of how a young Italian immigrant comes to America, wins fortune and forgets his wife and child. Later they follow and meet him under pathetic circumstances. Sydney Ayres is pleasing as the young Italian. The story is well handled and though somewhat familiar in its general trend, holds the attention. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

Merry Mary's Marriage

Fairly amusing
SeveraI rube characters supply the action in this number. The girl puts her drunken husband in a barrel and the police, thinking he is dead, give chase. This proves fairly amusing. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

When Eddie Took a Bath

Breezy but acceptable
An Al E. Christie number in which Eddie goes to his friend's home, takes a bath and goes to bed. The wife arrives and later the husband. This is breezy but acceptable and proves entertaining. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, January 30, 1915

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