When Light Came Back (1913)

Sam Scribner is caught making love to Muriel Hale, by her father, who is also Sam's employer. Sam is discharged. The lovers prepare to elope, but are discovered leaving Muriel's home by her... See full summary »

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O.A.C. Lund
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Robert Frazer ... Samuel Scribner - the Daughter's Lover
Barbara Tennant ... Muriel Hale - the Daughter
Alec B. Francis ... Mr. Hale - the Father
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Sam Scribner is caught making love to Muriel Hale, by her father, who is also Sam's employer. Sam is discharged. The lovers prepare to elope, but are discovered leaving Muriel's home by her father. Mr. Hale, thinking them to be burglars, draws his pistol. When he learns that it is Sam and Muriel he throws the pistol aside and grapples with Sam. The pistol, striking the floor, discharges and wounds Mr. Hale. He then demands Muriel's letters. Sam turns over his wallet and leaves. In the wallet is some money, and Mr. Hale throws the wallet and the money after him, but Sam does not stop for it. Two tramps find the money and fight over it. One throws the other over an embankment to his death. Sam hoards a train, determined to leave the city. The train is wrecked; Sam is injured and loses his memory. He is taken to a hospital and regarded as insane. Meanwhile, Mr. Hale discharges one of his servants. The body of the dead tramp is found and identified by the wallet found on him as Sam ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1913 (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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The suspense is admirable in this
17 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel subject which for coherency and gripping interest surpasses many of this company's recent productions. Alec Francis appears to decided advantage in the role of the father, Barbara Tennant as the daughter, and Robert W. Frazer as the lover. The plot is very ingenious for the first reel and a half and its worst fault then is that it piles on so many complications that it becomes somewhat farcical. The hero's struggles in the straitjacket at the asylum might have been shortened; his escape from the institution was very realistic. The suspense is admirable in this, until the final overdose of "punch" renders it somewhat laughable. As a thrilling production, it succeeds very well. - The Moving Picture World, June 21, 1913


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