Where Are My Children?
Where Are My Children? is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber and stars Tyrone Power Sr., Juan de la Cruz, Helen Riaume, Marie Walcamp, Cora Drew, A.D. Blake, Rene Rogers, William Haben and C. Norman Hammond.
Richard Walton, a district attorney, is presented with an obscenity case: A medical practitioner, Dr. Homer, has been arrested for distributing 'indecent' birth control literature. On the stand, Dr. Homer makes a strong case for legalizing contraception. He recounts three incidents from his medical practice, each shown in a brief flashback: children are exposed to violent abuse in a family riddled with alcoholism; an impoverished family is unable to provide adequate medical care for their sick children; and a single mother, abandoned by her male lover, commits suicide with her young infant.
|award||National Film Registry|
|director||Lois Weber Phillips Smalley|
|keywords||abandon arrest birth control district attorney impoverished family long sick child single mother social life young daughter|
|producer||Lois Weber Phillips Smalley|
|productionCompany||Lois Weber Productions|
|publisher||Universal Film Manufacturing Company|