The Children's Revolt (1910)
THE CHILDREN'S REVOLT Friday, November 4
A Picture Play of How Two Children Object to the Restraints of Too Much Restriction, Love and Attention. You Can't Put Old Heads on Young Shoulders. Children Will Be Children and There is No Use of Dwarfing Their Natures. Length, 992 Feet.
OVER-INDULGED and pampered; restrained and hampered by nurses and the "don'ts" of too solicitude, the two children of wealthy parents long for freedom and show that they are in many respects quite as natural as most children and a little more unmanageable.
On the train going to the country for the summer they insist upon indulging themselves in candy, lemonade and everything that comes in sight, and then showing an utter disregard for them and less consideration for their parents, who cater to their selfish whims.
At the seashore the children are kept under the espionage of nurse, governess and parents who will not permit them out of their sight. Naturally, the children logn to play with the other youngsters, and whenever they get a change they break away from their guardians and get together with the other boys and girls on the beach, but they don't escape the vigilance of the norse and governess, and are soon brought back to the straight and narrow path mapped out for them.
Their little hears long for freedom and they declare a revolt by getting out of their beds early in the morning, escaping while the nurse is yet asleep. They make a day of it, and the way they do mix in with the children, giving vent to every childish inclination, romping, bathing and boating - it does you good to see it.
When the parents and nurses discover the absences of their cherubs, they start out in search of them. The two young ones elude them several times, but they catch up with them just as they are starting out for a row in an old boat they find along the shore. The father rushes into the water, siezes his little girl from the boat and a friend gets the boy. The parents rejoice at the recovery of their dear ones, and they are quickly taken home.
Snugly tucked in bed by the nurse, who has no sooner left the room than the two truants get together to discuss the doings of the day and comment on the good time they had and the liberty they enjoyed. They kis (sic) and are soon in the land of nod, dreaming dreams of happy childhood days.
THE VITAGRAPH COMPANY OF AMERICA
From The Film Index, November 5, 1910, page 17
with Adele DeGuarde. Directed by <unknown>. Vitagraph/General Film.
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