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This film showed at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York the week of 22 Aug ... More Less

This film showed at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York the week of 22 Aug 1915. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
11 Sep 15
p. 81.
MPW
4 Sep 15
p. 1664.
MPW
9 Oct 15
p. 314.
NYDM
28 Aug 15
p. 46, 92
Variety
27 Aug 15
p. 19.
VLP
1 Oct 15
p. 16.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 September 1915
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
16 August 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6635
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
3-4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Stockbroker Harry Crane convinces his younger partners, James Poole and Richard Bream, to invest in cotton so that he can satisfy his wife Helen's desire for a pearl necklace. After they lose their assets, Poole and Bream force Crane to invest a customer's money. When this is lost, the partners draw lots for one of them to commit suicide so that the firm can collect insurance. Bream and Poole arrange for Crane to lose. At a lake, Crane finds a body washed ashore and switches identities. He leaves on a tramp steamer, while Poole and Bream cheat Helen out of the insurance money. For her child Bobby's sake, Helen marries Bream, who has always desired her. Years later, Crane returns as a tramp and is arrested for burglary at a reception. Poole kills the insurance company head, who recognizes Crane, and places the revolver in Crane's possession. After the real burglar is shot and confesses, Bream commits suicide, Poole is arrested and Crane is reunited with Helen and ... +


Stockbroker Harry Crane convinces his younger partners, James Poole and Richard Bream, to invest in cotton so that he can satisfy his wife Helen's desire for a pearl necklace. After they lose their assets, Poole and Bream force Crane to invest a customer's money. When this is lost, the partners draw lots for one of them to commit suicide so that the firm can collect insurance. Bream and Poole arrange for Crane to lose. At a lake, Crane finds a body washed ashore and switches identities. He leaves on a tramp steamer, while Poole and Bream cheat Helen out of the insurance money. For her child Bobby's sake, Helen marries Bream, who has always desired her. Years later, Crane returns as a tramp and is arrested for burglary at a reception. Poole kills the insurance company head, who recognizes Crane, and places the revolver in Crane's possession. After the real burglar is shot and confesses, Bream commits suicide, Poole is arrested and Crane is reunited with Helen and Bobby. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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