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The Old Actor (1912)

imdb rating5.6
An elderly actor who lives with his wife and daughter is dismissed from his acting job because he is considered too old. On his way home from the theatre he panics at the thought of telling his family the bad news and decides to disguise himself as a beggar. His daughter's beau accidentally gives him a five dollar gold piece, thinking that it was a smaller coin. A chase ensues with a policeman, the daughter, and her beau in hot pursuit. When caught he is recognized by his shocked daughter, but is quickly forgiven by all. Meanwhile the actor hired to replace him has already been fired and a messenger is dispatched to rehire the Old Actor to the delight of his wife, daughter, and fellow actors.

Director

portraitD. W. Griffith

Cast

portraitW. Chrystie Miller - The Old Actor
portraitKate Bruce - The Old Actor's Wife
portraitMary Pickford - The Old Actor's Daughter
portraitEdwin August - The Old Actor's Daughter's Sweetheart
portraitCharles Hill Mailes - The Replacement Actor
portraitAlfred Paget - A Policeman
portraitWilliam A. Carroll - The Stage Manager's Assistant
portraitGrace Henderson - An Old Woman
portraitRobert Harron - The Messenger
portraitChristy Cabanne - at audition
portraitJ. Jiquel Lanoe - At Audition
portraitMarguerite Marsh - At Audition
portraitClaire McDowell - At Audition
portraitVivian Prescott - At Audition
portraitW.C. Robinson - At Audition
portraitCharles West
portraitMae Marsh
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