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DATE
PAGE
4 Feb 16
p. 29.
Motog
15 Jan 16
p. 136.
MPN
22 Jan 16
p. 395.
MPW
15 Jan 16
p. 438, 471
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Lubin Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
5 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7359
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When factory owner John Gray must remain hospitalized during a strike, his doctor suggests that John's look-alike brother David take his place at home and in the office. The brothers agree, although their resemblance is purely physical: John is a cruel husband and employer, while David is kind and genial. In fact, while masquerading as John, David grants all of the workers' demands and treats John's amazed wife with respect and love. Leaving the hospital, John is stunned by the enthusiasm of his workers and he watches, from outside, the loving interaction between his wife and David. He realizes that he has become a bitter, selfish man, and he vows to work a complete change in his ... +


When factory owner John Gray must remain hospitalized during a strike, his doctor suggests that John's look-alike brother David take his place at home and in the office. The brothers agree, although their resemblance is purely physical: John is a cruel husband and employer, while David is kind and genial. In fact, while masquerading as John, David grants all of the workers' demands and treats John's amazed wife with respect and love. Leaving the hospital, John is stunned by the enthusiasm of his workers and he watches, from outside, the loving interaction between his wife and David. He realizes that he has become a bitter, selfish man, and he vows to work a complete change in his character. +

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