Sunbeam (1912)

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Old Stephen Rutherford (Gerald Griffin) is a wealthy curmudgeon who disowned his son when he married a poor girl. The son is now dead and he still refuses to acknowledge the wife, Prue (Mabel Taliaferro), or his grandson Bobby (Warner Anderson). Prue works at Rutherford's candy factory and is the one bright spot in the dreary place. She has become involved with former crook Danny O'Maddigan (Raymond McKee) and has encouraged him to follow the straight and narrow. One day Prue and little Bobby are out walking when Bobby is run over by one of the Rutherford factory vehicles. He is taken to Stephen Rutherford's home and the old man is enamored of the boy, even though he does not realize he is his grandson. When this fact is revealed, a reconciliation is effected between Rutherford and Prue. Meanwhile, Danny has "borrowed" ten dollars out of the Rutherford factory safe to finance a party for his granny's 75th birthday. He is scared away before he can close the safe, and his ex-associates come in and take the rest. Danny is jailed for the theft, but when Rutherford learns that the young man is in love with Prue, he gets him off, leading to a happy end for all concerned.