Charity? (1916)

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This picture was closer to propaganda for birth control and against poorly run institutions than it was entertainment. A woman (Linda A. Griffith) is put on trial for the murder of her consumptive baby. The story of her life is told in flashback form -- after her mother's death she was raised in an orphanage, where all the children were sorely neglected, and her brother Jimmie ran away from the institution. After a lot of struggles, Jimmie (Creighton Hale) works his way up in the world to become a junior partner in a law firm. He winds up on his sister's case, and his defense of her gets her off. Afterwards the two grown orphans have a reunion.

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charity, hypocrisy