Thorns of the Great White Way (1914) HD online
Thorns of the Great White Way
Leon J. Rubinstein
A political boss is the proprietor of a tenement dive. He is, however, large in heart and spirit, and is ever the friend of the ill-treated girl. When he is confronted with the tragedy of his own daughter's misstep, he is overcome with remorse and closes his café and seeks consolement and higher ideals by leaving the trail of the bright lights for the cool green fields of rest in the country. The politician places his motherless daughter in an exclusive seminary when she is quite young. Here, when a grown girl of eighteen, she meets a young man who fascinates her. She finally elopes with him, and her father from that moment loses all trace of his daughter. Her husband is found out to be an escaped life-termer from Sing Sing and is sent back to prison. On the verge of being put out of her boarding-house for back rent, she accepts aid from a strange man. He deceives her and uses her as a tool. She is accused of theft and is sent away to the penitentiary for three months. After serving ...
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