The Woman Who Knew (1913)

Harry Beecher calls on his fiancée, Eva Martin in an intoxicated state and she breaks the engagement. His mother, going to his room next morning, finds he has not been home all night and ... See full summary »
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Mae Botti ... Eva Martin (as Mae Bottie)
Irving Cummings ... Harry Beecher
Sue Balfour Sue Balfour ... Mrs. Beecher - Harry's Mother
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Harry Beecher calls on his fiancée, Eva Martin in an intoxicated state and she breaks the engagement. His mother, going to his room next morning, finds he has not been home all night and taking a photo of him from the desk compares it with one of his father. He returns to see this and she warns him he is following in his father's footsteps. Impressed, he promises to reform and telling her of the broken engagement, asks her to intercede with Eva for him. She agrees. Eva, however, refuses to renew the engagement, though plainly very unhappy, Harry's mother returns home. After she is gone, the girl thinks the matter over and writes a note to the mother saying she will marry Harry if his mother can truly believe she may trust her life's happiness to him. On her return, Mrs. Beecher tells Harry and in disappointment he rushes off to drink. Then the note comes. The mother clutches at the chance held out by the girl and starts to write a note. But as she writes, memories of the past arise ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1913 (USA) See more »

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Reliance Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The scenes are graphic, indeed
26 August 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This film is powerful in its psychological effect. Mae Bottie and Irving Cummings are the young couple in love. He drinks, and the girl says she will marry him if the mother advises it. Then comes a remarkably strong and artistic effect, in which Sue Balfour, as the mother, sees in the frame of her dead husband's picture the causes which brought about his death. The scenes are graphic, indeed, and when the mother finally tears up her half-written letter, advising the girl to marry her son, the observer feels that her heart has been laid bare, A strong film. - The Moving Picture World, April 12, 1913


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