Child of Mystery (1916)

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Carlotta (Gertrude Selby) and her supposed uncle Guiseppe (Thomas Jefferson) are a dancer and street musician in New York's Little Italy. But Guiseppe is really her guardian and she is the granddaughter of old Judge Andrews (Mark Fenton), whose daughter ran away many years ago and married an Italian count. The villainous Michael Gavotti (Alfred Allen) knows of Carlotta's background and offers to bring her to Judge Andrews for ten thousand dollars. But after being abducted by Gavotti, Carlotta is rescued by Tony (Hobart Henley, who also directed), a fruit vendor who is infatuated with her. She, Tony and Guiseppe plan to leave New York after she has danced, as promised, at a social affair held by a clubman, Tom (Paul Byron). Judge Andrews and his wife are there and they see Carlotta's resemblance to their daughter. Tony keeps swindler Gavotti and his gang at bay, and Carlotta goes home with the Judge and his wife. She takes her rightful place in their household and marries Tom.