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The working title of this film was The Submerged ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Submerged . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Jun 17
p. 1823.
MPN
2 Jun 17
p. 3461.
MPW
2 Jun 17
p. 1459.
Variety
25 May 17
p. 23.
Wid's
24 May 17
p. 326.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Submerged
Release Date:
27 May 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,389
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Feeling little sympathy for the downtrodden, young millionaire Steven Du Peyster bets attorney Malcolm Blackridge that he could easily exist on six dollars per week. Moving to the slums to win his wager, Steven becomes friends with shopgirl Ruth Vail. When Ruth is arrested on trumped-up charges of soliciting, Steven decides he must forfeit his bet in order to save her. While attempting to reclaim his valuables from Blackridge, however, Steven discovers that the attorney has been preying upon the poor. Blackridge's dishonesty is exposed at Ruth's trial when the shopgirl reveals that she is really an undercover detective. After Blackridge's arrest, Steven enters a life of reform work with Ruth as his ... +


Feeling little sympathy for the downtrodden, young millionaire Steven Du Peyster bets attorney Malcolm Blackridge that he could easily exist on six dollars per week. Moving to the slums to win his wager, Steven becomes friends with shopgirl Ruth Vail. When Ruth is arrested on trumped-up charges of soliciting, Steven decides he must forfeit his bet in order to save her. While attempting to reclaim his valuables from Blackridge, however, Steven discovers that the attorney has been preying upon the poor. Blackridge's dishonesty is exposed at Ruth's trial when the shopgirl reveals that she is really an undercover detective. After Blackridge's arrest, Steven enters a life of reform work with Ruth as his partner. +

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Sub-genre:
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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