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Sources conflict on scenario credit. Two sources list Julian Lamothe, one lists Clifford Howard. It is unclear if one is responsible for the story, and the other for the ... More Less

Sources conflict on scenario credit. Two sources list Julian Lamothe, one lists Clifford Howard. It is unclear if one is responsible for the story, and the other for the scenario.




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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Jul 16
p. 151.
MPN
22 Jul 16
p. 452.
MPW
22 Jul 16
p. 653, 655, 687
NYDM
8 Jul 16
p. 30.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 July 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Muckraking author Frank Kenyon tries to convince his fiancée Marion of the deplorable conditions in the factory owned by her father, John D. Moore, but she is far more interested in putting on shows to aid the Belgian Relief Fund than in helping the working class. When factory conditions cause the death of Mina, a young girl, Frank jumps onstage during one of Marion's reviews and denounces her and her father, after which Marion breaks their engagement. Following his impromptu speech, Frank is elected to the legislature and works constantly for factory reform. Before the implementation of any of his measures, however, a factory fire kills Marion's father. As a result, Marion comes to understand the necessity for reform and, renewing her engagement to Frank, vows to help him fight for ... +


Muckraking author Frank Kenyon tries to convince his fiancée Marion of the deplorable conditions in the factory owned by her father, John D. Moore, but she is far more interested in putting on shows to aid the Belgian Relief Fund than in helping the working class. When factory conditions cause the death of Mina, a young girl, Frank jumps onstage during one of Marion's reviews and denounces her and her father, after which Marion breaks their engagement. Following his impromptu speech, Frank is elected to the legislature and works constantly for factory reform. Before the implementation of any of his measures, however, a factory fire kills Marion's father. As a result, Marion comes to understand the necessity for reform and, renewing her engagement to Frank, vows to help him fight for it. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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