The Sob Sister (1914)

Helen, Tracy's daughter, becomes dissatisfied with boarding school and threatens to run away. In her dilemma, Helen's mother appeals to the clever sob-sister for assistance. Nell visits the... See full summary »

Director:

Otis Turner

Writers:

Harry Carr, James Dayton (scenario)
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Herbert Rawlinson ... Bert Randolph
Ann Little ... Nell - the Sob Sister (as Anna Little)
Frank Lloyd ... Frank Bradley
William Worthington ... Mr. Tracy
Helen Wright Helen Wright ... Mrs. Tracy
Mary Ruby Mary Ruby ... Helen Tracy
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Helen, Tracy's daughter, becomes dissatisfied with boarding school and threatens to run away. In her dilemma, Helen's mother appeals to the clever sob-sister for assistance. Nell visits the school and exacts a promise from Helen that she will remain there. Bradley, a dishonest fight referee, is "shown up" by Bert Randolph, sporting editor of the Times. Bradley swears to be revenged upon both Randolph and the newspaper. A budding romance is underway between Randolph and the sob-sister. Helen's promise to remain at the boarding school is short lived. A midnight feast of pretty girl pupils results in punishment for Helen. She crawls from a second story window and escapes. Afraid to go home, the runaway girl takes refuge in a city park. She is found by Bradley, who sees his opportunity to even the score with the newspaper. A country correspondent stumbles upon the story of Helen's flight. Unable to secure her name, he telegraphs meagre facts to Tracy, the managing editor. Tracy assigns ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A good newspaper yarn
3 November 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel number, written by Harry Car, with Herbert Rawlinson and Anna Little in the leading roles. This is a newspaper yarn and an entertaining one. The runaway girl, whom the sob sister has aided, is about to be given publicity of an undesirable sort when the managing editor learns she is his own daughter. The climax has in it an element of surprise and the views of the composing room and linotype machines should prove very interesting. A good newspaper yarn enacted by a pleasing cast. - The Moving Picture World, July 18, 1914


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