The Hand of Fate (1914)

To save her parents from the poorhouse, Florence promises to wed Henderson, her elderly employer, although she loves Roy Harris. This results in a violent quarrel between the two men. Roy ... See full summary »

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Robert G. Vignola
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alice Hollister ... Florence - a Stenographer
John Mackin John Mackin ... Henderson - an Elderly Widower (as John E. Mackin)
Harry F. Millarde ... Roy Harris - Florence's Sweetheart
George Hollister Jr. ... Harry Henderson - the Young Son
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Robert G. Vignola ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
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To save her parents from the poorhouse, Florence promises to wed Henderson, her elderly employer, although she loves Roy Harris. This results in a violent quarrel between the two men. Roy is overheard threatening his rival. Florence later pleads with Henderson to be released from her promise, but the man refuses. Shortly afterwards, Barry, Henderson's eight-year-old son, accidentally fires a shot from his rifle through the window, striking Henderson in the breast. Roy hears the shot, and later finds the rifle which Barry has thrown away in fright. The man is arrested by a policeman and dragged before Henderson. Her sweetheart's predicament causes Florence to throw her arms about At this moment, Barry enters and confesses he had fired the shot. Henderson is brought to the realization of Florence's great love for his younger rival. Joining the lovers' hands, he nobly releases Florence from her promise. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1914 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Illogical in many respects
11 February 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This picture play unfolds a plot which is not only illogical in many respects but it is also conventional. Its interest hangs on a mysterious shot which wounds a rival, for which an innocent man is blamed. The confession of an eight-year-old boy saves the accused man from prison. Alice Hollister and Harry Millarde have the principal roles. The photography is good. - The Moving Picture World, September 19, 1914


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