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A Roadside Impresario (1917)

50 min | Drama

Giuseppe Franchini lives with his little daughter Francesca and pet bear Bruno on the Italian coast. One day, Giuseppe sees a shipwrecked man offshore and swims to his rescue, but in doing so, he is carried out to sea. Upon his return, he ...See moreGiuseppe Franchini lives with his little daughter Francesca and pet bear Bruno on the Italian coast. One day, Giuseppe sees a shipwrecked man offshore and swims to his rescue, but in doing so, he is carried out to sea. Upon his return, he finds that his wife has died of shock at the news of his drowning, and the stranger has taken away the little girl. Years later, Giuseppe travels to America with Bruno where they are arrested for invading an apiary on the Vandergrift estate. Giuseppe is befriended by Vandergrift's daughter Adelaide, but Bruno is sent to jail for his crimes. To pay Bruno's fine, Giuseppe takes a job in a roadhouse owned by John Slade. Here, he learns of Slade's plans to smear Adelaide's fiancé, Craig Winton, the reform candidate for mayor. Giuseppe presents proof of Slade's corruption to Adelaide, who turns it over to her father. When Giuseppe meets Vandergrift, he recognizes him as the man he rescued, but, realizing that Adelaide is happy in her life, he leaves town without letting her know that he is her real father. See less
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Jun 18, 1917 (United States)

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George Beban
Giuseppe Franchini Giuseppe Franchini   See fewer
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Jose Melville
Francesca Franchini Francesca Franchini   See fewer
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Julia Faye
Adelaide Vandergrift Adelaide Vandergrift   See fewer
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Harry De Vere
J. Stewart Vandergrift J. Stewart Vandergrift   See fewer
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Harrison Ford
Craig Winton Craig Winton   See fewer
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Fred Huntley
John Slade John Slade   See fewer
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William A. Carroll
Gibbs, the Butler (as W.A. Carroll) Gibbs, the Butler (as W.A. Carroll)   See fewer
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Adele Farrington
Lizzie Cosgrove Lizzie Cosgrove   See fewer
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