Cast & Crew
Every evening, financier and banker John Morrison presents a box of roses to his wife, whose motherly influence greatly affects their whole family. As a gift, John gives Mother 5,000 shares of railroad stock which she hides in the family Bible. When their daughter Helen becomes infatuated with Wall Street magnate Spencer Delevan, her brother Payne warns her that Delevan once took the last life preserver from a woman during a shipwreck, but Helen plans to elope anyway. After Mother dies, John loses his sanity, and Payne takes over the brokerage business. Just as Helen is about to elope with Delevan, the rose in his lapel reminds her of Mother, and brings her to her senses. For revenge, Delevan plots to ruin the family financially, but his stenographer, whom he earlier seduced after promising marriage, informs Payne. A vision of Mother leads Payne to the hidden stock which saves them. John recovers and is elected president of the company, as Mother's vision smiles upon her family.
George S. Stevens
This film opened in New York at the Vitagraph Theatre on January 3, 1915 in four reels. Its release elsewhere was on February 13, 1915 in a three reel version. The scenario for this film won the third prize of the Vitagraph-New York Evening Sun scenario contest.