Sunshine Alley (1917)

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While chasing after his grandson Carlo (Dion Titheradge), Harbost (J.A. Furey) is hit by an automobile. The car's owner, Morris (William T. Carleton), is a millionaire and to make restitution, Mrs. Morris (Isabel Berwin) offers to buy a bullfinch that Harbost has in his pet store. But Harbost refuses to sell it because it is a favorite of his granddaughter, Nell (Mae Marsh). Ned, the Morris' son (Robert Harron), is taken with Nell and he asks her to call him if he can ever help her out. When Harbost's injuries turn out to be serious, Nell calls on Ned and offers to sell his mother the bullfinch. But after he takes the bird home it falls ill and won't sing at Mrs. Morris' fancy dress ball. She sends for Harbost to care for the bird and since he can't come, Nell arrives in his place. The bird needs more attention than anyone originally expected and Nell stays the night. Carlo, meanwhile, becomes convinced that his grandfather got a raw deal and goes to rob the Morris home. He trips the burglar alarm and Nell helps him to escape. But he's also got Mrs. Morris' jewels and Nell is suspected of the theft. Eventually she is able to clear herself of the accusations and find happiness with Ned.