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Granddad

1913

A story of the relationship between a young girl (Mildred Harris) and her Civil War vet grandfather (William Desmond Taylor). When the girl's new step mom arrives she objects to gramps heavy drinking so the old man packs up and heads out so that he doesn't ruin the young girl. A month passes and the family finds him in a poor house and it might be too late to help him.

Granddad is a 1913 American film directed by Thomas H. Ince.
Plot
Mildred lives with her grandfather, Civil War veteran Jabez Burr,who she loves deeply. One day she receives a letter from her father saying that he has remarried. Mildred's stepmother finds out that Jabez is a heavy drinker and starts to get worry about he's closeness with Mildred and soon takes a dislike to him. To avoid more frictions Jabez decided to leave. He tells his granddaughter that he is happy and working in a farm, but the truth is that he is staying at the County's Poor House.
Cast
William Desmond Taylor
Mildred Harris as Mildred
Frank Borzage
Thomas H. Ince

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