Two Little Waifs (1910)

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The Biograph melodrama Two Little Waifs was partially filmed on location in Greenwich, Connecticut. Placed in an orphanage, the two title characters pine away for their recently deceased mother. Meanwhile, a wealthy woman mourns over the loss of her only daughter. It is only a matter of time before the woman and the two waifs will meet, become enchanted with each other, and live together happily ever after. The film was a blatant and shameless tug at the audience's heartstrings, and few directors could have pulled it off with as much taste and finesse as D. W. Griffith.