Christmas Day in the Workhouse (1914)

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  • Featuring

    Fred Paul

  • Director

    George Pearson

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    United Kingdom

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The story is shown alternately with the verses of the poem and tells of an old man sitting down to his Christmas dinner in the workhouse. After a terrible outburst against the guardians and their ladies, who have come to watch the paupers eat, he recalls in flashback how his wife had died from starvation the previous Christmas, owing to the stern refusal of the guardians to send her bread while she remained outside the workhouse walls... film incomplete.

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