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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Mar 16
p. 712.
MPN
18 Mar 16
p. 1620.
MPW
11 Mar 16
p. 1663.
MPW
20 Oct 16
p. 25.
New York Times
28 Feb 16
p. 7.
NYDM
11 Mar 16
p. 28.
NYDM
27 May 16
p. 32.
Variety
3 Mar 16
p. 22.
Wid's
9 Mar 16
p. 424.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 February 1916
Copyright Claimants:
Triangle Film Corp. Triangle Film Corp.
Copyright Dates:
26 March 1916 19 April 1916
Copyright Numbers:
LP10816 LU8103
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While working as a clerk for stockbroker Jerrold Burns, Scott Wells overhears his boss' plan to ruin railroad magnate David Haldeman, but before Scott can warn David, the millionaire leaves town on vacation. Scott then decides that he himself will fight Jerrold on the floor of the stock exchange, and he goes to David's daughter Dorothy with his plan. She gives him all of her money, and Scott spends all of it in fighting off the first day's raid on David's financial empire. Then, Scott discovers that Jerrold's cronies hold David captive. Scott rescues the millionaire, and rushes him to the stock exchange, where David successfully defends his holdings against the takeover attempt. Afterward, Scott receives more than David's gratitude: he also gets his permission to propose to Dorothy, who quickly ... +


While working as a clerk for stockbroker Jerrold Burns, Scott Wells overhears his boss' plan to ruin railroad magnate David Haldeman, but before Scott can warn David, the millionaire leaves town on vacation. Scott then decides that he himself will fight Jerrold on the floor of the stock exchange, and he goes to David's daughter Dorothy with his plan. She gives him all of her money, and Scott spends all of it in fighting off the first day's raid on David's financial empire. Then, Scott discovers that Jerrold's cronies hold David captive. Scott rescues the millionaire, and rushes him to the stock exchange, where David successfully defends his holdings against the takeover attempt. Afterward, Scott receives more than David's gratitude: he also gets his permission to propose to Dorothy, who quickly accepts. +

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Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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