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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Jan 17
p. 574.
Motog
10 Feb 17
p. 314.
MPN
3 Feb 17
p. 759.
MPW
14 Apr 17
p. 2363.
NYDM
27 Jan 17
p. 49.
Variety
9 Mar 17
p. 22.
Wid's
25 Jan 17
p. 58.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 January 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
15 January 1917
Copyright Number:
LP9990
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nell Gordon, the daughter of a reformed burglar, is persuaded by her father's old gang to rob the bank in the town of Wheaton in order to procure funds for the ailing old man. Hired as a stenographer, Nell learns the combination to the safe but resolves not to go through with the plan when she falls in love with bank cashier Jim Brooks. The crooks try to pressure her father into writing a letter urging her to complete the job, but he refuses and is shot for his obstinacy. When Nell learns this, she agrees to help the robbers, and while they are opening the safe, she sounds the alarm which brings the sheriff. After the crooks are safely locked away in jail, Nell and Jim decide to get ... +


Nell Gordon, the daughter of a reformed burglar, is persuaded by her father's old gang to rob the bank in the town of Wheaton in order to procure funds for the ailing old man. Hired as a stenographer, Nell learns the combination to the safe but resolves not to go through with the plan when she falls in love with bank cashier Jim Brooks. The crooks try to pressure her father into writing a letter urging her to complete the job, but he refuses and is shot for his obstinacy. When Nell learns this, she agrees to help the robbers, and while they are opening the safe, she sounds the alarm which brings the sheriff. After the crooks are safely locked away in jail, Nell and Jim decide to get married. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

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

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