The House with the Tall Porch (1912)

The story itself deals with an old aristocratic father's love for his son, who falls in love with a young married woman. The father objects to the match and the quarrel that ensues causes ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Searle Dawley (as J.S. Dawley)

Writer:

Gilbert Parker (story) (as Sir Gilbert Parker)
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Gordon ... The Father
Ben F. Wilson ... The Son
Charles Sutton Charles Sutton ... Mr. Farrette
Jessie McAllister ... Mrs. Farrette
Richard Neill ... The Chemist
Laura Sawyer ... The Chemist's Wife
William R. Randall William R. Randall ... The Priest
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The story itself deals with an old aristocratic father's love for his son, who falls in love with a young married woman. The father objects to the match and the quarrel that ensues causes the boy to leave home, and years afterwards when he returns be finds the old proud aristocrat a broken-hearted old man. The son returns and is received with open arms. The joy is too great for the father and he dies in the arms of his boy. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1912 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edison Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There are happenings in the margin of the story that are left obscure
18 October 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A dignified picture with distinguished settings and beautiful backgrounds (perhaps in Bermuda), which tells of the love of a lonely old man for his turbulent, unruly son whom he has driven from his presence, because of the boy's violent love for the young wife of a neighbor, his best friend. Toward the picture's close, the old gentleman is sick and the son returns. There are happenings in the margin of the story that are left obscure and at times, because of this, the main thread even seems broken. The acting of the chief players is good. The photographs are not up to Edison standard in all the scenes. It is a filler. - The Moving Picture World, April 6, 1912


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