The Worth of a Man (1912)

When Arthur Severn went up to his university the fact that he was a hunchback brought him into ridicule at the hands of his fellow students. The gentle commiserations of Elsie Woodward, the... See full summary »

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C.B. Hoadley

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Harry A. Pollard ... Arthur Severn - a Young Hunchbacked Surgeon
Margarita Fischer ... Elsie Woodward - Arthur's Sweetheart
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When Arthur Severn went up to his university the fact that he was a hunchback brought him into ridicule at the hands of his fellow students. The gentle commiserations of Elsie Woodward, the president's daughter, alleviated his sufferings to some extent, but the glaring fact remained that he was generally despised for his deformity. But he stuck to his work and became a successful surgeon with a hospital position. Chance threw Elsie in his way as a patient. She was taken to the very hospital where he was at work. A difficult operation had to be performed on the girl and to Arthur Severn was assigned the duty. He had almost completed his task when the hospital took fire. His assistants sought safety in flight, but Arthur coolly and bravely stuck to his work, defying flames and smoke and when he had finished the operation bore the unconscious girl to a place of safety. Her life had been saved in a double sense. But Arthur suffered for his heroism. He was burnt and disfigured. The man met... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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