A Brother’s Sacrifice

(Selig Polyscope Company, 1917)

As their mother lies dying, John promises to take care of his brother Tom, whose drunkenness has cost him both his railroad job and his fiancée. John convinces Tom’s old boss to give him just one more chance, but when an accident occurs on the train, John must sacrifice himself if he hopes to save Tom’s future.


Starring Charles Wheelock and Lafayette McKee
Directed by Francis J. Grandon




Image quality:



480p SD


14 minutes


Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.



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