The Idol of the Stage (1916)

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The Idol of the Stage is itinerant actor Malcolm Williams, who takes a job with an obscure stock company to pay his wife's mounting medical expenses. Unfortunately, he runs afoul of the law and is thrown in jail. Recovering from her illness, his wife settles down to await his release, only to be spirited away against her will by an ex-con pal of her husband's. Unaware of the facts, the actor assumes that his wife has run out on him on his own volition. The truth comes out years later when the actor, now a prosperous businessman, befriends a raggedy newspaper boy who turns out to be his own son. The film was directed by Richard Garrick.

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actor, business, convict, employment, encounter, ex-convict, family, happiness, husband, newsboy, prison, problems, release, son, stocks, truth, wife