The Black Sheep (1912)

You would think that the death of his wife through his dissipation and neglect would have brought Jack Moreland to his senses. Instead he is more dissipated, and deserts his child, Clara, ... See full summary »

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Edwin R. Phillips

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Cast

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Edwin R. Phillips ... Jack Moreland - the Black Sheep (as E.R. Phillips)
Maurice Costello ... Harold Moreland - the Black Sheep's Brother (unconfirmed)
Helene Costello ... Clara Moreland as a Child
Zena Keefe ... Clara Moreland as an Adult
James Morrison ... Percival Summers - Clara's Sweetheart
Leah Baird ... Mrs. Moreland - Clara's Mother
Rose Tapley ... Mrs. Harold Moreland
Herbert Barry Herbert Barry ... Percival's Brother
Leonard Grover ... The Doctor
Harry Northrup
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You would think that the death of his wife through his dissipation and neglect would have brought Jack Moreland to his senses. Instead he is more dissipated, and deserts his child, Clara, who is taken by her uncle, Harold Moreland, and brought up in ignorance of her father's existence. Harold, being a man of means, gives her every advantage, and she becomes a very talented and accomplished young lady. She is engaged to Percival Summers. After an obscurity of seventeen years, Jack Moreland makes himself known to his daughter. She is horrified to learn that he is her father and naturally shuns him. Percival Summers, shocked at the prospect of having such a father-in-law, breaks his engagement with her. Edward, Percival's brother, has always been in love with Clara, and when his brother gives her up, he declares his love for her, and being a manly and good-hearted fellow, persuades Clara to trace her father's whereabouts and help him, if possible to make a man of himself. Her father, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Sheep; or, Honor Thy Father See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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