The production team of Theodore and Leopold Wharton was responsible for the Pathe/Eclectic two-reeler A Change of Heart, with Leopold assuming the directorial responsibilities. The story begins with a blatant act of villainy, as four men conspire to bilk a trusting old woman out of 5,000 dollars. The scheme falls apart when one of the conspirators takes pity on the old lady, then undergoes the "change of heart" invoked by the film's title. As for his would-be victim, she is convinced that the reformed crook is her own long-lost son, and he does nothing to dissuade her of this notion. Variety noted that the film offered in meticulous detail the <i>modus operandi</i> of a typical con job; the reviewer hoped that this would help to prevent such outrages in the future.
~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide