The Man Who Found Himself (1925)

Melodrama | 28 September 1925

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Up the River. An item in the Sep 1925 Photoplay announced that a later title, Whispers, had been changed to The Man Who Found Himself. ... More Less

The working title of this film was Up the River. An item in the Sep 1925 Photoplay announced that a later title, Whispers, had been changed to The Man Who Found Himself. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
5 Sep 1925
p. 69.
Film Daily
6 Sep 1925.
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New York Times
24 Aug 1925
p. 17.
Photoplay
Sep 1925
p. 126.
Variety
26 Aug 1925
p. 25.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Up the River
Whispers
Release Date:
28 September 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 23 August 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 October 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,354
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tom Macauley and his younger brother, Edwin, are directors in their father's bank. Edwin speculates with the bank's funds, but banker Lon Morris, a supposed friend, plots successfully to have Tom shoulder the blame. In prison, Tom becomes a trusty, but he breaks out when he learns that Morris is to marry Nora Brooks, his fiancée. He confronts Morris and Nora with the truth, beats up Morris for good luck, and returns to prison. His father dies heartbroken, and Tom is scorned by Edwin's wife when he is released. With the aid of two prison buddies (The Optimist and The Pessimist), Tom breaks into the Macauley bank (now controlled by Morris), steals funds, plants them in Morris' house, and notifies the bank examiners. Morris, who actually has been embezzling funds, goes to the bank to obtain more money before making a getaway. He is shot by a watchman; Tom learns that Nora has been a wife in name only; and he marries ... +


Tom Macauley and his younger brother, Edwin, are directors in their father's bank. Edwin speculates with the bank's funds, but banker Lon Morris, a supposed friend, plots successfully to have Tom shoulder the blame. In prison, Tom becomes a trusty, but he breaks out when he learns that Morris is to marry Nora Brooks, his fiancée. He confronts Morris and Nora with the truth, beats up Morris for good luck, and returns to prison. His father dies heartbroken, and Tom is scorned by Edwin's wife when he is released. With the aid of two prison buddies (The Optimist and The Pessimist), Tom breaks into the Macauley bank (now controlled by Morris), steals funds, plants them in Morris' house, and notifies the bank examiners. Morris, who actually has been embezzling funds, goes to the bank to obtain more money before making a getaway. He is shot by a watchman; Tom learns that Nora has been a wife in name only; and he marries her. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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