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Fox copyrighted a two reel film entitled The Book Agent in ... More Less

Fox copyrighted a two reel film entitled The Book Agent in 1921. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Jun 17
p. 55.
MPN
9 Jun 17
p. 3621.
MPW
19 May 17
p. 1179.
MPW
21 Sep 17
p. 43.
Variety
2 Jun 17
p. 27.
Wid's
7 Jun 17
p. 364.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
13 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10752
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Harry Kelly's vocation as a book peddler leads him to a young woman's seminary where he meets Mollie Lester. Later, he meets Mollie again when she is employed as a nurse to the wealthy invalid Crandall Barker. Unknown to Barker, Mollie is the child of the daughter that he had disinherited years earlier. Kelly's cheery disposition charms old Barker so much that he hires him to act as a jester. For his kindness, Kelly thwarts the scheme of the old man's nephew Dana Sneed, the Rev. A. Ginem, and Dr. Newdope to dupe the old man out of his money. After Kelly rescues Barker from an abduction by the Rev. Ginem, he establishes Mollie as the old man's granddaughter. Mollie then becomes the beneficiary of not only the old man's inheritance, but also of Kelly's ... +


Harry Kelly's vocation as a book peddler leads him to a young woman's seminary where he meets Mollie Lester. Later, he meets Mollie again when she is employed as a nurse to the wealthy invalid Crandall Barker. Unknown to Barker, Mollie is the child of the daughter that he had disinherited years earlier. Kelly's cheery disposition charms old Barker so much that he hires him to act as a jester. For his kindness, Kelly thwarts the scheme of the old man's nephew Dana Sneed, the Rev. A. Ginem, and Dr. Newdope to dupe the old man out of his money. After Kelly rescues Barker from an abduction by the Rev. Ginem, he establishes Mollie as the old man's granddaughter. Mollie then becomes the beneficiary of not only the old man's inheritance, but also of Kelly's love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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