Brothers (1912)

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Essanay's The Brothers was strictly Cain and Abel stuff. The two title characters are both in love with the same girl. The "loser" in this romantic triangle sullenly returns to the office where both brothers are employed. Having nothing better to do, the lesser of the two siblings decides to crack open the office safe, and when the police arrive, the nobler older brother gallantly assumes the blame for his younger brother's crime. While the innocent brother spends five years in jail, the other one ungratefully makes a play for the heroine. But the girl remains faithful to the incarcerated brother, assuring us that there'll be a happy ending for at least two of the film's characters.



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