The Burglar Who Robbed Death (1913)

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Disgraced by drink, a doctor turns burglar in this silent melodrama from the Selig Polyscope Company. During one of his heists, the doctor (Harold Lockwood) comes across a baby (Selig kid star Baby Lillian Wade) in desperate need of medical attention. With little thought to his own safety, Lockwood attends to the child, earning the love and respect of her mother, Kathlyn Williams. Both Lockwood and Williams were among the most popular American screen actors of their day. The former would later become a major star at the American Company, who teamed him in scores of melodramas with blond May Allison. Sadly, Lockwood died in the 1918 influenza epidemic.