The Mother and the Law

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Busybody social reformers take a poverty-stricken young mother's baby away when her unemployed husband is arrested for murder and sentenced to death. This morality play was begun separately by D.W. Griffith as The Mother and the Law then was subsequently reworked as a story thread of his masterpiece Intolerance (1916).

Cast

Mae Marsh
as The Little Dear One
Miriam Cooper
as The Friendly One
Vera Lewis
as Miss Mary Jenkins
Sam De Grasse
as Arthur Jenkins
Clyde Hopkins
as Jenkin's Secretary
F.A. Turner
as The Girl's Father
Walter Long
as The Musketeer of the Town
Ralph Lewis
as The Governor
Edward Dillon
as Chief Detective
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