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The working title of this film was Samson Oakley III . Wid's erroneously credited Lloyd Ingraham as director and Mary H. O'Connor as ... More Less

The working title of this film was Samson Oakley III . Wid's erroneously credited Lloyd Ingraham as director and Mary H. O'Connor as author. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Mar 17
p. 1041.
Motog
17 Mar 17
p. 590.
MPN
17 Mar 17
p. 1715.
MPW
25 Jan 19
p. 640.
NYDM
10 Mar 17
p. 31.
Variety
9 Mar 17
p. 22.
Wid's
29 Mar 17
pp. 203-04.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Samson Oakley III
Release Date:
18 March 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,654
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Samson Oakley III is the only son of Samson Oakley II, descendent of a house of famous Wall Street financiers. Expelled from college for another's misdeeds, Samson finds himself exiled with a small allowance. After he marries a chorus girl, Samson is disinherited and, while struggling to make a living, discovers that he has a talent for cracking safes. Meanwhile, Wall Street intriguers induce his father to take a cruise, plotting to ruin the old man in his absence by spreading a false rumor of his death and seizing his securities. Samson, hearing of this, comes to his father's office, opens the vault and removes the securities for safekeeping. Upon his return, Samson, Sr. learns that his son has saved the company and thus reinstates him and his new wife in his home and favor once ... +


Samson Oakley III is the only son of Samson Oakley II, descendent of a house of famous Wall Street financiers. Expelled from college for another's misdeeds, Samson finds himself exiled with a small allowance. After he marries a chorus girl, Samson is disinherited and, while struggling to make a living, discovers that he has a talent for cracking safes. Meanwhile, Wall Street intriguers induce his father to take a cruise, plotting to ruin the old man in his absence by spreading a false rumor of his death and seizing his securities. Samson, hearing of this, comes to his father's office, opens the vault and removes the securities for safekeeping. Upon his return, Samson, Sr. learns that his son has saved the company and thus reinstates him and his new wife in his home and favor once again. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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