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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Apr 16
p. 939.
MPN
22 Apr 16
p. 2368.
MPW
22 Apr 16
p. 639, 696
New York Times
10 Apr 16
p. 11.
NYDM
5 Aug 16
p. 1002.
Variety
7 Apr 16
p. 23.
Wid's
13 Apr 16
p. 506.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 April 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
25 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7911
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fed up with his son's wild life style, James Grayson, Sr. disinherits Jimmy and then throws him out of the house. Through Grace Van Dyke, a chauffeur, Jimmy gets a job in a garage, and then he and Grace's father Andrew invent a revolutionary automobile engine. It will take months to get the patent, however, and Jimmy must pay back a $10,000 debt almost immediately. To get the money, he enters a transcontinental car race which has a large cash prize, and which Grace also has entered. Just as Jimmy is about to win, however, he learns that Andrew is also deeply in debt. As a result, he lets Grace pass him and finish first, so she can get the money for her father. At the finish line, Jimmy is arrested for not paying his debts, but then, far ahead of schedule, the patent rights arrive for the engine, as well as a royalty check that more than covers what Jimmy ... +


Fed up with his son's wild life style, James Grayson, Sr. disinherits Jimmy and then throws him out of the house. Through Grace Van Dyke, a chauffeur, Jimmy gets a job in a garage, and then he and Grace's father Andrew invent a revolutionary automobile engine. It will take months to get the patent, however, and Jimmy must pay back a $10,000 debt almost immediately. To get the money, he enters a transcontinental car race which has a large cash prize, and which Grace also has entered. Just as Jimmy is about to win, however, he learns that Andrew is also deeply in debt. As a result, he lets Grace pass him and finish first, so she can get the money for her father. At the finish line, Jimmy is arrested for not paying his debts, but then, far ahead of schedule, the patent rights arrive for the engine, as well as a royalty check that more than covers what Jimmy owes. +

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