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HISTORY

Pre-production articles list William Dunn, Harold Forshay and Katherine Franek as cast members. A pre-release article reports that the scenarists Charles T. Dazey and William Addison Lathrop each submitted different versions of this story within a few days of each other and consequently both received scenario credit on the ... More Less

Pre-production articles list William Dunn, Harold Forshay and Katherine Franek as cast members. A pre-release article reports that the scenarists Charles T. Dazey and William Addison Lathrop each submitted different versions of this story within a few days of each other and consequently both received scenario credit on the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
7 Aug 15
p. 60.
MPN
25 Dec 15
p. 123, 142
MPW
14 Aug 15
p. 1179.
MPW
18 Sep 15
p. 2076.
MPW
18 Dec 15
p. 2195, 2235
MPW
25 Dec 15
p. 2343.
NYDM
18 Dec 15
p. 28.
VLP
1 Dec 15
p. 27.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
8 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7187
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When a friend tells him that he lacks the skills and the courage to fend for himself, Geoffrey Manning, a member of the idle rich, leaves home to prove otherwise. Rejected by a series of employers because of his limited experience, Geoffrey finally lands a job in his father's steel mill, working for low wages under an assumed name. A dedicated worker, Geoffrey receives several promotions and becomes a respected labor leader, advocating better treatment for his father's employees. Never revealing his true identity, he woos Harmony Laurie, a local music teacher, and then saves her from a mill fire in time to intercede in a strike dispute between the mill workers and his father. Overjoyed at his son's growth and success, Mr. Manning gives in to his workers' demands, and Geoffrey marries Harmony, secure in his new manhood and ... +


When a friend tells him that he lacks the skills and the courage to fend for himself, Geoffrey Manning, a member of the idle rich, leaves home to prove otherwise. Rejected by a series of employers because of his limited experience, Geoffrey finally lands a job in his father's steel mill, working for low wages under an assumed name. A dedicated worker, Geoffrey receives several promotions and becomes a respected labor leader, advocating better treatment for his father's employees. Never revealing his true identity, he woos Harmony Laurie, a local music teacher, and then saves her from a mill fire in time to intercede in a strike dispute between the mill workers and his father. Overjoyed at his son's growth and success, Mr. Manning gives in to his workers' demands, and Geoffrey marries Harmony, secure in his new manhood and inheritance. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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