Discontent (1916)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Bruce Eder

Old Man Pearson (J. Edwin Brown) is a cantankerous resident of a home for retired veterans and, in particular, is always bragging to the others of how wealthy and successful his nephew is and how fine his house is. He's also extremely unhappy at the home, and his nephew, at the insistence of his wife (Marie Walcamp), decides to make room for him in his household. But the old man can't adjust to living with the family, especially younger people, and between his unwanted advice and his interference with a happy family routine, everyone is reduced to bickering and unhappiness. Meanwhile, Pearson himself discovers that he misses the men he was living with, who were at least old enough to understand his point of view about life, and also some aspects of living at the old-age home.



family, meddling, nephew, veteran [military]