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The Cricket on the Hearth (II) (1914)

Short | 22 min | Drama, Short

Caleb and Blind Bertha are seen at work. John Perrybingle and his sweetheart, Dot, are seen at the May Pole dance. John takes Dot to see their future home. Old Tackleton, who wants Edward's sweetheart for his wife, is insulting in his ...See moreCaleb and Blind Bertha are seen at work. John Perrybingle and his sweetheart, Dot, are seen at the May Pole dance. John takes Dot to see their future home. Old Tackleton, who wants Edward's sweetheart for his wife, is insulting in his action to May and is knocked down by Edward, who really fears he has killed him. This compels Edward to escape and we see Tackleton on his recovery avenging on the poor father the son's action. Caleb is rendered poorer and poorer, but through it all he maintains a stout heart in order to conceal the real situation of their poverty from his blind daughter. Dot and John are married and oh, what a wonderful baby Tilly Slowboy has to take care of, and my, how the cricket chirps in their happy home. May, to save her father, consents to marry old Tackleton, and we see them on the way to the church. Edward comes back, though, and old Tackleton turns out better than we thought. Edward and May are married and then what a homecoming they all have. And how happy old Caleb is to find his son has come home to him. And the cricket never stops his chirping. You know Dickens says, "To have a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing in all the world." Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated Feb 16, 1914

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Feb 16, 1914 (United States)

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Sydney Ayres
Caleb Plummer Caleb Plummer   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
Old Tackleton Old Tackleton   See fewer
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Caroline Frances Cooke
Bertha (as Caroline Cooke) Bertha (as Caroline Cooke)   See fewer
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Harry von Meter
John Perrybingle John Perrybingle   See fewer
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Louise Lester
Tilly Slowboy Tilly Slowboy   See fewer
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Harris L. Forbes
Edward Plummer - Caleb's Son Edward Plummer - Caleb's Son   See fewer
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Charlotte Burton
May Fielding May Fielding   See fewer
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Chick Morrison
Dot's Father (as Charles Morrison) Dot's Father (as Charles Morrison)   See fewer
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Violet Knights
Vinnie (as Violet Neitz) Vinnie (as Violet Neitz)   See fewer
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Edith Borella
Mrs. Fielding Mrs. Fielding   See fewer
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William Tedmarsh
Old Gardener Old Gardener   See fewer
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Anna English
Dot's Mother Dot's Mother   See fewer
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