The Life Buoy (1909) HD online
The Life Buoy
A poor fisherman finds a baby floating in a life-buoy on the sea, evidently surviving a recent shipwreck. He adopts the child in spite of the desperate poverty of his own family. His creditors sell his furniture to satisfy their debts, but when they are about to sell the lifebuoy, the fisherman seizes it, it breaks in two and is found to contain a roll of money, which brings comfort and happiness to the poor family for the rest of their lives.
Original French title is undetermined.
Released in the US as a split reel along with Nothing Is Ever Lost (1909).