False Colors (1914)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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True to the social consciousness of director Lois Weber, False Colors is an "issue" drama. The issue this time is parental neglect. Feeling sorry for himself when his wife dies in childbirth, a father puts his daughter up for adoption. Eighteen years later, the girl is in the hands of a neglectful foster family. Already soured on life, the daughter is in no mood to have her father re-enter her life. She tells him to get lost, but changes her mind in time for a happy ending (and the silent-movie equivalent of a "curtain speech") Lois Weber also co-wrote False Colors, and co-starred in the film with her husband Phillips Smalley.

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