It Pays to Be Kind (1912)

Mrs. Burt, a wealthy widow living in Philadelphia, still in mourning for her dead daughter, receives a letter from her brother Charles, who suggests that she visit her nieces who have never... See full summary »

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G.T. Evans
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Julia Stuart
Rolinda Bainbridge
Dorothy Gibson ... Sister
Gussie Hunt
Isabel Lamon
Guy Oliver
John G. Adolfi
Lamar Johnstone

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Mrs. Burt, a wealthy widow living in Philadelphia, still in mourning for her dead daughter, receives a letter from her brother Charles, who suggests that she visit her nieces who have never seen her, and see whether one of them will not come and live with her and take her daughter's place. Mrs. Burt makes the visit, but, in order to test her nieces, she conceals the fact that she is wealthy, and goes as a poor woman who must work for her living. The nieces having discharged their cook, decide that the poor aunt must take her place. On the arrival she is escorted to the kitchen and put to work. All the nieces, save one, treat their aunt with coldness and rudeness. The youngest niece is kind, thoughtful and affectionate, and takes the aunt's part on all occasions. After Mrs. Burt has learned all that is necessary, she disappears. Soon after the nieces receive a letter from Uncle Charles inviting them to accompany him to Philadelphia on a trip of pleasure and education, and to meet a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1912 (USA) See more »

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Eclair American See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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