Movie 8min

The Beggar's Repentance (1909)

Original title: Conscience de miséreux
Not rated.

Facts
Director Camille de Morlhon
Country France
Language French
Titles
(Original) Conscience de miséreux
Production
Distribution
(USA, 1910) Pathé Frères
(France, 1909) Pathé Frères
Other
(US Importer) Pathé Frères
Categories
Beggar Black and White Church Confession Drama False Accusation Honesty Priest Redemption Short Silent Film Suicide Attempt
Description

A famished beggar finds a bank note on the street and stifling the voice of his conscience he goes to the baker's to buy some bread. Once his hunger is appeased, however, his conscience bothers him to such an extent that he goes to the church and places the money in the poor box. The pastor sees him and becomes suspicious at such a very generous offering from such a shabby looking stranger and decides to follow him. As it happens a young clerk lost the money the beggar found and was discharged by his employer as a thief. Driven to despair by such an accusation the boy decides to drown himself, and as fate would have it the beggar happened to be on the river bank and is successful in saving the boy's life. The latter tells him of losing the money and of his employer's accusation and his own despair. After hearing the boy's story the beggar confessed his fault and the pastor, who had been following the beggar comes forward, explains to the boy how the former had tried to make up for his momentary weakness. All ends well and the beggar is given a good steady job for his honesty.

Source: Moving Picture World

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Cast
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