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The Mother and the Law Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

While busy with , director D.W. Griffith began a small-scale contemporary drama called The Mother and the Law. The film was designed as an indictment against professional do-gooders who take it upon themselves to "reform" the poor. One victim of this misguided treatment is played by Mae Marsh, whose baby is claimed by the moral uplifters when her husband (Bobby Harron) proves unable to provide for his family. The film's dramatic highpoints include a violent capital vs. labor clash, and a climactic race for life as the husband is slated for execution for a crime he did not commit. If this all sounds familiar, it is because an abbreviated version of The Mother and the Law was incorporated into Griffith's four-part spectacular Bobby Harron; it was later released as a separate feature, with newly shot scenes added. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Mae Marsh
as The Little Dear One
Robert Harron
as The Boy
Miriam Cooper
as The Friendly One
Vera Lewis
as Miss Mary Jenkins
Sam de Grasse
as Arthur Jenkins
Clyde Hopkins
as Jenkin's Secretary
Walter Long
as The Musketeer of the Town
Ralph Lewis
as The Governor
Edward Dillon
as Chief Detective
Clyde Hopkins
as Jenkin's Secretary
Ralph Lewis
as The Governor
Sam de Grasse
as Arthur Jenkins
Walter Long
as The Musketeer of the Town
Vera Lewis
as Miss Mary Jenkins

Crew

D.W. Griffith
Director
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