Grass Orphan (1922)

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The St. John family inherits money from an unknown uncle in this moral melodrama. The mother (Margaret Banneerman) and father (Reginald Owen) are neglectful of their young child. When they receive a message that the family fortune has been wiped out, a society matron offers the couple a substantial sum to raise the young child in her home. The couple considers until Mrs. St. John's maternal love proves stronger than money. She takes a job as a model while the husband drives a horse-drawn carriage. The St. John family learns a valuable economic and moral lesson before the uncle (Douglas Munro) is revealed to be alive and wealthy. Lawford Davidson and Joyce Gaymon also appear.

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family-neglect, father, inheritance, life, modeling, mother, neglect, uncle