The Mystery of Grandfather's Clock (1912)

George Morse pays the last installment on his farm and receives his deed. Thirty years later we find that the old farmer has passed away and his son has become a successful business man in ... See full summary »

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Edmund Lawrence
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Tom Moore ... Harry Westcott - the Young Clockmaker (as Thomas Moore)
Alice Joyce ... Nellie Morse - George's Granddaughter
George Moss George Moss ... George Morse - an Old Farmer
Stuart Holmes ... George Morse Jr.
James B. Ross ... James Cleveland - the Lawyer
George W. Middleton ... Addicks - the Old Clockmaker
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George Morse pays the last installment on his farm and receives his deed. Thirty years later we find that the old farmer has passed away and his son has become a successful business man in the city. Morse, Jr., has furnished his house with several articles which belonged to his father, including an old clock, in which he takes a great deal of pride. The clock becomes out of order and Morse instructs a young clockmaker to attend to the necessary repairs. When the young man calls he establishes a bond of friendship with Morse's daughter, Nellie. In the succeeding weeks Nellie stops the clock on several occasions, in order that the young man may call. Morse, however, has other plans for Nellie and wishes her to marry one of his business acquaintances, James Cleveland, an attorney. Cleveland learns of the frequent stopping of the clock and becomes suspicious when he oversees the pleasant relations between Nellie and Westcott, the young repair man. He, therefore, induces Morse to engage an... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Mystery | Short

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Cute and pleasing
9 March 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A picture whose chief merit is in some of its very pretty, artistic scenes, rather than in the story which is not very convincing, indeed the finding of the deed on top of the old clock, considering the fact that it had been moved to a new house, is improbable. Alice Joyce plays the lead as the granddaughter whose father wants her to marry a rich banker, a not very real character, and who prefers the young clockmaker. The girl fixes the clock so that he'll have to call often and this is cute and pleasing. The clockmaker is indirectly the cause of the old deed coming to light. So the father relents and gives the girl to her sweetheart. - The Moving Picture World, November 16, 1912


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1912 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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