The Only Son (1914)

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Produced by Famous Players, The Only Son was one of several efforts to bestow movie stardom upon Broadway comic actor Thomas W. Ross. Re-creating his stage role, Ross (who must have been 45 at the time!) played the young, ne'er-do-well son of a millionaire. Refusing to enter the family business, our hero chooses instead the life of a "starving artist." He becomes involved with the wife of an insanely jealous Englishman, whose mid-film murder dictates the pulse-pounding outcome of the story. Running 3 reels, The Only Son was serviceable, but the movie-going public simply didn't warm up to Thomas W. Ross.

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child, family, father, mother, son