Outwitted by Billy (1913)

Mary Gordon, following the influence of her heart, marries beneath her station, and after a year of happiness awakens to find herself a widow with a child in her arms, penniless in a cheap ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward LeSaint (as Edward J. Le Saint)

Writer:

Nell Shipman (scenario)
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Cast

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Guy Oliver ... Irving Freeman
Stella Razeto ... Mary Gordon (as Stella Razetto)
Baby Lillian Wade ... Little Billy - Mary's Child
Lillian Hayward ... Mother Gordon
William Hutchison ... Father Gordon

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Mary Gordon, following the influence of her heart, marries beneath her station, and after a year of happiness awakens to find herself a widow with a child in her arms, penniless in a cheap tenement. She starts out to find the home of her husband's parents, but, strange to say, she finds herself an object of suspicion and discredited as a wife. She shows her wedding ring and marriage certificate to the flinty-hearted pair, but Mother Gordon is a sullen woman and has the backing of her husband in looking askance at the poor young mother who had married her son and been too proud to visit them before. She begs them to care for little Billy baby while she goes back to the city to care for herself. She leaves her few treasures with the crusty couple, including her photograph, so that the baby may grow up to remember his mother, and the certificate to proclaim his legitimacy. The months fly by, the young widow takes courage and grows in grace; likewise finds favor in the eyes of her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Were there no witnesses to the ceremony?
19 January 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A story showing the evils flowing from the negligence of a woman in failing to inform her new husband of the existence of a former. The question will occur to many who see this film as to the manner of the horse's getting home. He is driven to the station by the owner, accompanied by his wife. The two get out, the animal walks out of the picture. Why should such great importance have been attached to the marriage certificate? Were there no witnesses to the ceremony, no clergymen, no record anywhere? The ending of the picture is pleasant. - The Moving Picture World, December 6, 1913


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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