The Romance of an Old Maid (1912)

Ruth Dayton, though she was smiled at by her friends, and regarded as having reached that stage of life when heart affairs had ceased to trouble her, was nevertheless not lost to ... See full summary »

Director:

Otis Turner

Writer:

R.H. Danforth (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
King Baggot ... Frank Rogers - a Widower
Rolinda Bainbridge ... Ruth Dayton - an Old Maid
Gladys Egan ... Little Lucille Rogers
William E. Shay ... James Hopkins
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Storyline

Ruth Dayton, though she was smiled at by her friends, and regarded as having reached that stage of life when heart affairs had ceased to trouble her, was nevertheless not lost to possibilities. She was of a philanthropic turn of mind and in her work in the poorer districts at last found herself a victim of the tender passion. She took an interest in a man who was left a widower, and who had one little daughter. He was a victim of alcohol but Ruth perceived in him the makings of a new man, and although he tore his child away and first resented her efforts to assist him, yet in the end, she succeeded in persuading him that self-respect was his privilege and not merely a chance possession of life. It was his right and his duty to respect himself. And more than that the good-hearted woman was instrumental in obtaining for him a position of trust and responsibility, in which he made good. He was so earnest and so successful in his new life that he became a totally changed man with a bright... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1912 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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