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Sunshine and Gold
Director: Henry King (Dir)
Release Date:   29 Apr 1917
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Baby Marie Osborne (Little Mary)  
    Henry King (The Chauffeur)  
    Daniel Gilfether (James Andrews)  
    Neil Hardin (Dr. Andrews, his son)  

Summary: Wandering away from the excitement of a party and stage play given at her house in honor of her fifth birthday, Little Mary falls into the hands of gypsies. When she overhears their chief discuss a ransom demand for her, Mary escapes into the woods during the still of the night. The next morning, she discovers an old cabin where she meets elderly James Andrews, who, years earlier, hid himself and all his wealth in this uninhabited woodland after a quarrel with his son. The next day, when the distraught chauffeur whose negligence had been responsible for Mary's disappearance arrives, Andrews realizes that Mary is his son's daughter and decides to accompany her home. Thus, the old man and child return to the Andrews home where the whole family is reunited. 

Production Company: Balboa Amusement Co.  
Distribution Company: Pathé Exchange, Inc.  
Director: Henry King (Dir)
Writer: Henry King (Scen)
  Will M. Ritchey (Story)
Photography: Joseph Brotherton (Cam)
Country: United States

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Pathé Exchange, Inc. 24/4/1917 dd/mm/yyyy LU10624

Physical Properties: b&w:

Genre: Comedy-drama
Subjects (Major): Children
Subjects (Minor): Birthdays

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
ETR   21 Apr 17   p. 1388.
MPN   28 Apr 17   p. 2683-84.
MPW   28 Apr 17   p. 633.
MPW   5 May 17   p. 854.
NYDM   21 Apr 17   p. 26.
Variety   13 Apr 17   p. 27.
Wid's   26 Apr 17   pp. 265-66.

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